(IAAC) IAAC Submission

Observer: Wes Stone
your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: 1996-07-26, 08:08UT
Location: Portland, OR 45N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.8
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 2
moon up/phase: No
Instrument: 11" SCT f/10
Magnification: 156x
Filters used: none
Object: M56
Category: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 8.3, 7' dia., =NGC6779
RA/DE: 19h15m +30o08
Description: Very easy to pick out against background; brightest central 
area 3' in diameter.  Lots of resolution in outer halo and a bit towards 
the core.  Most condensed portion of the cluster seems to be elongated 
North-South and displaced to the Southeast of the cluster's center.