Description of object: M56 is a very compact located in Lyra.
Image Information: 00:30 July 12, 2003. This image was created from ten stacked, background flattened, images all with 30-second exposures. This image was significantly processed to compensate for the nearly full moon.
Moon Illumination: 98%
Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.