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Last update: 2018-10-14

VdS FG

- Globular Clusters (Lyr) -

And (1) Boo (1) Del (2) Lyr (1) Sct (1) Vir (1)
Aql (3) Cap (1) Her (3) Oph (7) Ser (4)
Aqr (2) Com (3) Lep (1) Peg (2) Sge (1)
Aur (1) CVn (1) Lyn (1) Sco (2) Sgr (6)

M56 (GC)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: M56, NGC6779
Type: GC
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 19h16m35.57s / +30°11'00.50"
Brightness / Size: v8.3 mag / 8.8x8.8'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.3
Fairly well seen with averted vision as round, condensed brightening.

MODERATE
S 60mm, 23x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Observed with a cheap 60mm spotting scope. Roundish, slight brightening toward the middle. Not resolvable. Fairly well seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
80mm f/6.25, 83x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0
Already seen at 25x as roundish brightening with averted vision. At 83x slight brightening toward the middle. Barely seen with direct vision. Diffuse.

EASY
120mm f/5, 200x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Bright, getting brighter towards the middle. Not resolvable, but appeared slightly mottled.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Less evident center. At 171x some scattered stars in the edge regions visible, otherwise more granulous. Background still diffuse.
EASY