M56.jpg
Bagged by: Debra Holton
2m Faulkes Telescope (Debra leads a School project)
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M56

Messier 56 (also known as M56 or NGC 6779) is a globular cluster in the constellation Lyra. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1779. M56 is at a distance of about 32,900 light-years from Earth and measures roughly 84 light-years across.
The brightest stars in M56 are of 13th magnitude while it contains only about a dozen known variable stars like V6 (RV Tauri star; period: 90 days) or V1 (Cepheid: 1.510 days); other variable stars are V2 (irregular) and V3 (semiregular).
From wikipedia



m56_aw01.jpg
Bagged by: Andrew Wilson
Method: LX200 8", MX916 CCD
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m56_sd01.jpg
Bagged by: Simon Dawes
Method: 12" Orion Optics DX300 Newtonian Reflector on Vixen GPDX mount, Artemis 285AL CCD, 8 x 15sec exposures, artificial "flat field".
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