The globular cluster M 56

Image of M 56
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 56 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:55 (EDT) – 8 hours and 3 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 68° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

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Name M 56
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6779
Mel 220
Position
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:8.40 (V)[2]
8.90 (B)[1]
Right Ascension:19h16m [1]
Declination:+30°11' [1]
Distance:10.1 kpc
32.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-6.62

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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