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Messier 56 (M56, NGC6779)


Messier 56 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 32.9 light years away in the constellation of Lyra. It is referred to as M(56) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(6779) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Messier 56 was discovered in 1779 by Charles Messier. The Globular Cluster's location is 19:16.6 (R.A.) and +30:11 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 8.8 .

(M56,NGC6779) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1779 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(19:16.6), Dec(+30:11) and its distance is calculated 32.9 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 8.8.

Fact File


NameMessier 56
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id56
NGC Id6779
ConstellationLyra
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension19:16.6
Declination+30:11
Distance (Lt.Yr)32.9
Visual Brightness8.3
Apparent Dimension8.8
Apparent Magnitude8
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererCharles Messier