M56 (NGC 6779)


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Globular Lyra 19h16.6 30°11' 2.4' 8 33 Kly

Messier 56 (also known as M56 or NGC 6779) is a globular cluster in the constellation Lyra, at a distance of about 33,000 light-years.

Full frame image:

M56, NGC 6779

Cluster detail:

M56 detail

More from Wikipedia

Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
July 20, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy