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Contains:  M 56, NGC 6779
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M56, 





    
        

            Steve Lantz
M56

M56

Technical card

Resolution: 2436x1972

Dates:Sept. 17, 2019

Frames: 65x30"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.23%

Astrometry.net job: 2927754

RA center: 289.117 degrees

DEC center: 30.152 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.335 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 276.866 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Aurora, CO, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

After months of mostly cloudy weather at night, I finally got a decent night and imaged M56. This globular cluster's apparent size is relatively small and the focal length of the William Optics scope was a bit short to get as much detail as might be desired. Nonetheless, just the number of stars in the FOV is amazing even after all of the astrophotos I've taken and viewed. I elected to go with unguided images of 30 s each.

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            Steve Lantz