Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lyra (Lyr)  ·  Contains:  M 56  ·  NGC 6779
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M56 (NGC 6779) - Globular Cluster in Lyra, 



    
        

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M56 (NGC 6779) - Globular Cluster in Lyra
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M56 (NGC 6779) - Globular Cluster in Lyra

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Edge HD 1100

Imaging cameras: QSI 660 WS

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Edge HD 1100

Focal reducers: Celestron f/7 reducer for Edge 1100 HD

Software: Topaz Labs Topaz DeNoise AI  ·  ImagesPlus 6.5 MLUnsold Digital Imaging  ·  GIMP  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Fitswork 4  ·  Software Bisque The SkyX Professional  ·  Imagenomic LLC Noiseware

Filters: Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25"

Accessory: Innovations Foresight On-axis guider  ·  Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2


Dates:June 19, 2020June 22, 2020June 24, 2020June 25, 2020June 26, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 8x80" bin 3x3
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 75x180" -16C bin 1x1
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25": 114x80" -16C bin 3x3

Integration: 6.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.25%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4255710

RA center: 19h 16' 34"

DEC center: +30° 10' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.463 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.174 degrees

Field radius: 0.323 degrees


Resolution: 3552x3551

Locations: Back Yard - New York, Pittstown, NY, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M56 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lyra that lies at a distance of about 33,000 light years. This image started out as a 4-panel mosaic, but I ended up trimming it down to be square. Perhaps I pumped up the color saturation a bit too far, but it sure does make globular clusters look more interesting.

Luminance frames were 180s binned 1x1, 0.47" per pixel. RGB frames were 80s binned 3x3, 1.4" per pixel.

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