Burried deep in the rich star clouds of the southern Milky Way are two small globular clusters, NGC 5927 and NGC 5986. Both of the clusters are visible in the same low magnification field. NGC 5927 is the larger and brighter of the two and is situated in Lupus. It is very condensed will some resolution observed with an 8" telescope. NGC 5986 is just to the east, over the border into Norma. It is small and condensed with a hint of resolution in the 8" telescope.
45 minutes exposure, Agfa HDC 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor, prime focus.
Both clusters are heavily reddened by interstellar dust. This is evidenced in the above photograph of NGC 5927 by the very strong orange colour of the cluster. Both clusters are interesting to observe and deserve to be better known.