(IAAC) Obj: M56 (NGC6779) - Inst: Orion 6" Dob


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/16/99 10:16 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x,48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M56 (NGC6779)
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Extremely faint, barely detectable with direct vision, more so with averted 
vision. Increasing power doesn’t make it any more prominent. No detail can be 
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