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 dawn sky, rising at 03:44 (EST) – 3 hours and 45 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:20.

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Name M 56
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6779
Mel 220
Position
Constellation:Lyra
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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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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