M56 - Globular Cluster
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Catalog:  M56

Magnitude:
8.3

Size:
7.1'

Constellation: 
Lyra

Common Name or Description: 
Small but bright globular cluster with a compressed and irregular center
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Date Taken: March-04                         Location:  Pine Mountain Club, CA   
Equipment: 
Takahashi FS-152 telescope @ F5.7 & SBIG ST10XME CCD camera
Exposure: 
RGB = 28/28/28 (240 second individual exposures)
Notes:
A great weekend breaking in the new scope - The Tak EM200 mount does a great job handling the 6" refractor
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Date Taken: 6/30/06                         Location:  Idyllwild, CA   
Equipment: 
RCOS 12.5" truss telescope & SBIG STL4020 CCD camera
Exposure: 
RRGB =30/30/30/30
Notes:
I always like returning my focus to this little gem!