(IAAC) Obj: M56 (NGC 6779) - Inst: 8" f/6 newtonian alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 8/15/1998  22.45 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6 newtonian alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X,98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M56 (NGC 6779)
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 8.3  size 7'.1
Position: RA 19:16  DEC +30:11
Easily found at 49X halfway between beta Cyg and gamma Lyr, looking like a
small round bal of light without any individual stars.
At 98X some mottling across M56 was seen but not yet resolved into stars.
There is a mag 5 star about 30' from the cluster to NW.
At 203X and 244X this cluster was resolved around the edges with one star 
of mag 10 or so clearly visible on the north side of this cluster.
I guess better seeing would have shown more of M56.
Optional related URLs: 
** This observing log automatically submitted via the Web from: