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Messier M56

M56 (NGC 6779) is a globular cluster located within the constellation Lyra, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M56 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 9.5*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 7.1' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6779
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 7.1'
      1. RA:
      2. 19h 16.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. 30 11'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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