(IAAC) OBS M56 12.5" f/4.8 (Lew Gramer, latitude 43o)

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: May 26 04:30UT
Location: Gunstock, NH, USA (43.5oN, 71.3oW)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6.2
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 3
moon up/phase: down
Instrument: 12.5" f/4.8 dob newtonian
Magnification: 55x, 85x
Filters used: none
Object: M56
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: Lyra
Object diameter: ?
RA/DE: 19:15 +30o08
Description: Resolved 3-4 stars clearly, up to
10 more intermittently. Many more would be poss-
ible in better seeing. Stars in inner to outer
fringes exhibited some clumping? This object
would stand considerably higher magnification.
Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer dedalus@alum.mit.edu http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren