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Messier 56 :
globular star cluster

Messier 56 is a globular star cluster located in the constellation Lyra . Messier 56 is magnitude 8.27*, and is 8.8' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Messier 56
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.27
      1. Size:
      2. 8.8'
      1. Right Ascension:
      2. 19h 16m 35.57s
      1. Declination:
      2. +30° 11' 00.5"
      1. Messier #:
      2. M56

    * One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.



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