(IAAC) Obj: M56 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/20 1h18 EST
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M56
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: X
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 8.3  size 7.1
Position: RA 19:17  DEC 30:11
In Lyrae, ~4½° SE of Sulafat. This cluster seems like a very small fuzzy spot, rather brilliant. With 9x, M56 does not show a bright center. It seems that the cluster stretch in western direction. In fact, this stretching is caused by a star very close star (TYC 2653-2788-1), magnitude 10,2.
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