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 Ashburn , M 56 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:14, 81° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:58, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name M 56
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6779
Mel 220
Magnitude:8.40 (V) [3]
8.90 (B) [2]
Right ascension:19h16m [2]
Declination:+30°11' [2]
Distance:10.1 kpc
32.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-6.62




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