Messier 56 (M 56)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | My Own Photos | References

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 56 in the constallation Lyra.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 56 in the constellation Lyra was initially harder to find for me than the clusters M 92 and even more so M 13 in the constellation Hercules. But when you proceed from the "lower edge" of the constellation Lyra towards Albireo, you will find M 56 halfway along the route relatively easily. M 56 is definitely smaller than other globular star clusters and also not that concentrated.

Size: 3' (Stoyan)
Distance: 31,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan).

 

Map

M 56 in Lyra, M 57 is nearby, double star Albireo, too, and the two Hercules clusters M 13 and M 92 are not too far away...

 

My Own Observations

Observations Summer to Autumn 2016

Observations August 2018

Observations October 2018

 

My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Heritage 100P (December 7, 2017)

With Barlow Lens (2 x)

   

M 56 (Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, more "aggressively" post-processed

With Focal Extender (2 x)

   

M 56 (Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, more "aggressively" post-processed

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017)

   

M 56 (Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

 

References

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