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Globular Cluster
M56 | Messier 56 | NGC 6779
The brightest of the 80,000 stars in this globular cluster are 13th magnitude, with the average of the 25 brightest stars being 15.3 mV.


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All Images of Globular Cluster
1 Nov 2013

9 Aug 2009

29 Jun 2009

Details:
Night of:Friday November 1, 2013
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:8:40 PM | Nov 1, 2013
Altitude:35
RA:19h 16m 36s
Declination:+30d 11' 01"
Distance:32,900 light years
Magnitude:+8.3 mV
Size:9'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Orion Starshoot DSI2
f/ratio:f5
Pixel Scale:1.49 arcsec
Image Size:732 x 561 pixels (0.4 MP)
18.2' x 13.9'
Exposure:15 sec
Stacked Frames:25
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