Messier 56 (M56, NGC 6779) is a magnitude 8.3 globular cluster in the constellation
of Lyra, and is located at a distance of about 32,900 light years. It has a apparent size
of 8.8 arc minutes.
Date: June 12-13, 25, July 2-3 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/5.9
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGB unbinned: Luminance: 13x3 min, R:8x5 min, G:8x3.3 min,
B:8x6min for a total of 2.5 hours.
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New Ringgold PA