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 (click to change), M 56 will become visible at around 19:23 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 3 minutes after the Sun at 02:21.

Name M 56
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6779
Mel 220
Position
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:8.30 (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):-6.72

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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