M 56 (NGC 6779, GCL 110) Globular Cluster in Lyra

Located at: RA 19 hours 16 minutes 56 seconds, Dec +30 degrees 11 minutes 05 seconds

Size: 8.8' Magnitude: 8.4 Class: 10

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 230 minutes (23 x 10 minute subs), 10/18/19/2006

Processing:

CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

This image replaces the 90 minute (18 x 5 min subs) unfiltered August 2005 image. See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6779

NGC 6779 = M56
19 16 35.4 +30 11 04
V = 8.3;  Size 7.1

17.5": about 30 stars resolved including many mag 15 stars.  Resolution is 
evident over the entire disc and at the edges of the halo which are difficult to 
define.  Situated in a rich star field.

13": many faint stars resolved, particularly at the W edge.

8": very grainy, ragged, few faint stars resolved.

- by Steve Gottlieb