M56 - 1 hour from the backyard with no filter and no calibration frames

Messier 56 is a globular cluster in Lyra. It is a rarely photographed object located not far from the famous Ring Nebula (M57).


Object Designation: M56

Constellation: Lyra

Object Type: Globular Cluster

Distance: 32,900 light-years away

Magnitude: 8.3

Discovered in: 1779