Messier 56 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lyra, near the double star, Alberio, in Cygnus. M56 is about 85 light years in diameter, and is approximately 32,000 light years away from us.
TMB-130SS APO refractor at f/7 on a Losmandy G-11 equatorial mount
SBIG ST-8XM camera
SBIG CFW-10 filter wheel with Astrodon filters
Guiding: 60mm f/5 refractor and ST-402 camera
Imaging and autoguiding with MaxIm DL 4.57
Dark and flat-frame processing in CCDStack
Statistical-combined in CCDStack
Levels, curves, color-combine in Photoshop CS3
|Date and Location||
15 October 2007
Montpelier, VA N 37° 49' 12", W 77° 42' 06"