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Globular Cluster
Messier 56

Object : M56, Globular Cluster
Coordinates/Direction : RA: 19h16m, DEC: +30o11'
Object size : 8.8'
Object magnitude : 8.3
More to know : Wikipedia: wiki/ Messier 56

M56 2016-03-11

M56 2016 (click on the image to get a full resolution photo in a new window)
Date : 2016-03-11
Time (UT) : 23:25 to 00:53
Mount : EQ6 controlled by EQMOD
Guide : PHD2 in dithering mode and QHY5 camera off-axis
Lens/telescope : TS130, 910mm f7 (682mm, f5.3)
Corrector/Barlow : Riccardi flat field corrector 2.5" x0.75
Field (FOV) : 3x2 degree, before cropping
Filter : none
camera : Canon 6D, controlled by APT
Film/CCD : Raw
Exp. time : 60x60 seconds, iso800
Image process tool : DSS, Fitswork, Irfanview
Processing : crop, level, no cal dark&bias, only dithering
Weather : clear
Site : Sweden, Stockholm, Hagsätra. Bortle class 9
Comment : M56 is as other globular clusters small islands of stars. This one much smaller and weaker compared to other objects.

Zoom in, M56

Date : 2016-03-11
Comment : A close up into the cluster.
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