M56

M56 Globular Cluster
M56 Globular Cluster
Item# B0056
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Product Description

M56,in the constellation of Lyra, is often completely overlooked (and understandibly so) by the more showy resident of the area- M57. This very short exposure (LRGB 20:5:5:5) attempts to display the most stars and vivid colors as possible with the data in hand. The data was processed as part of a workshop recently held in Cincinnati. This cluster is around 30,000 light years away and orbits our galaxy rapidly.

Minimum Credit Line: Jim Rada/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF