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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 56, NGC 6779
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M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra, 


            Mike Oates
M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra
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M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: CLS CCD  ·  Red  ·  Green  ·  Blue

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:May 28, 2019

Blue: 24x60" bin 1x1
CLS CCD: 15x180" bin 1x1
Green: 17x60" bin 1x1
Red: 16x60" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.08%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.30

Basic astrometry details job: 2716088

RA center: 19h 15' 54"

DEC center: +30° 16' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.083 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.168 degrees

Field radius: 0.875 degrees

Resolution: 4430x3773

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


A very quick image captured during short gaps in the cloud. Short exposures were all I could manage, followed by a quick process.

It makes a nice change to produce a final image in a day or so rather than many weeks, months of even years of image capture and processing.



Mike Oates
License: None (All rights reserved)

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M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra, 


            Mike Oates