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Messier 56 is a magnitude 8.3 globular cluster in Lyra. It is approximately 33000 Ly distant. It is felt that because M56 has relatively few elements heavier than hydrogen and helium and lies along the plane in the Milky Way halo, that it may have been captured from a satellite galaxy.

Imaging Camera: QSI640wsg
Imaging Scope: Celestron 9.25"Edge HD at f/7
Guide Camera: SX Lodestarx2
Mount: Avalon M-Uno Fast Reverse
Filters: Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Exposure: 40 min Lum, 1 minute subs unbinned, 20 min each RGB, 1 minute subs unbinned
Capture: APT
Processing: CCD Stack and PS CC
Date: July 21, 2018
Sky conditions: average seeing
Location: My front driveway. Morristown, NJ

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Sakib 25-Jul-2018 18:32
I'm so glad you went after this one, it's like the forgotten globular!
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