- 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)

Image source: DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: M56, NGC6779
Type: GC
Constellation: Lyr
Coordinates: 19h16m35.57s / +30°11'00.50"
Brightness / Size: 8m3 / 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.

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.

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.

102mm f/11, 125x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.5
With averted vision the cluster appeared in the peripheral areas already partially granular. A few individual stars were also glimpsed at the outermost edge, whereby they could also be foreground stars. Otherwise the cluster appeared moderately condensed.

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

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.