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Messier 56

Taken by: Tony Cellini
Date: 5/22/2010
Exposure: 54 minutes (18 X 180 seconds)

Globular cluster Messier 56, in Lyra.  Often overlooked because of the more famous Messier 57 (The Ring Nebula), this little globular sits in a beautifully rich star field in the summer Milky Way.

AstroTech AT106LE APO
Celestron CGE mount
Guided with Orion ST80 and SSAG
18 X 180 seconds, Baader Luminance filter