NGC 5694

NGC 5694

NGC 5694
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class VII[1]
Constellation Hydra
Right ascension 14h 39m 36.5s[2]
Declination −26° 32′ 18.0″[2]
Distance 114,100ly[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.2[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 3.6′[1]
Physical characteristics
Metallicity –1.74[3] dex
Estimated age 13.44 Gyr[3]
Other designations Caldwell 66
The core of NGC 5694 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope

NGC 5694 is a globular cluster in the constellation Hydra. It was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.


This globular cluster is located at a distance of 105,000 light-years (32,000 pc) from the Sun and 96,000 light-years (29,000 pc) from the Galactic center[4] and is one of the oldest known globular clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy, forming nearly 12 billion years ago.[5]


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External links

  • NGC 5694 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images