Saturday, 22 September 2012

M56



M56 / NGC6779
Constellation - Lyra
Globular cluster
Distance - 31000 Ly
Mag - 8.4

Date - 21/9/12
Seeing - Antoniadi III
SQM - 21.27 (NELM 6.2)

Telescope - 12" f/5
EP - 7mm Pentax XW x218 TFoV 0˚19

Sketch notes
Fuzzy glob but easily resolved to the core with a couple 'branches' sweeping out into a busy background of Milky way stars.

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