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M56  or Messier 56 (also known as NGC 6779) is a globular cluster in the constellation Lyra. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1779.[b] It is angularly found about midway between Albireo (Beta (β) Cygni) and Sulafat (Gamma (γ) Lyrae). In a good night sky it is tricky to find with large (50–80 mm) binoculars, appearing as a slightly fuzzy star. The cluster can be resolved using a telescope with an aperture of 8 in (20 cm) or larger.

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Keywords: M56, globular cluster, Messier , Lyra

January 19, 2024
Roger Nelson

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