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Messier 56 (NGC6779)

(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.

Messier 56 (NGC6779) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 32900 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 also 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. 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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 56 (NGC6779)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id56
NGC Id6779
ConstellationLyra
Right Ascension19:16.6
Declination+30:11
Distance (Lt.Yr)32900
Visual Brightness8.3
Apparent Dimension8.8
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererCharles Messier


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