Messier 56

Another fine globular cluster in the constellation Lyra. This object is over 30,000 light years from earth and is over 80 light years across. Think about what was going on here on earth 30,000 years ago! This cluster is not especially bright, but it is bright enough to be captured photographically even with moderate light pollution.

Image Details
Camera: Canon T1i (Modified)
Optic: 190mm f/5.3 Mak-Newt
Exposure: 180 minutes x 24
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: July 8, 2012
Other: Imaged from Suburban Lake Mary, FL

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Messier 56