M56 in Lyra | Hunter Wilson

Hunter Wilson
Location of photo
Lexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
May 17, 2009
SBIG ST-4000XCM, Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra. SBIG ST-4000XCM, 14x600sec,imager Temp -20C, 30% Crop. Messier 56 (M56, NGC 6779) is located about half-way between Beta Cygni (Albireo) and Gamma Lyrae in an extremely star-rich region. It is one of the less bright Messier globulars, especially lacking the bright core which most globulars have. Nevertheless it is not too difficult to resolve, even at its rather large distance
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