M56 (Globular cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M56 will become visible around 19:26 (EDT), 77° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 03:18.

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Name M56
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
M56[2]
NGC 6779[3]
Mel 220[4]
Position
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:8.40 (V) [4]
8.90 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.50
Right ascension:19h16m [3]
Declination:+30°11' [3]
Distance:10.1 kpc
32.9 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-6.62
Visibility from Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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