Last Friday while I was up at the Vis the weather was nice enough for me to be able to take the following picture for my globular cluster collection:
|Messier 56 in Lyra.|
There isn't that much interesting about this cluster, according to the sources I looked at. There are about a dozen variable stars known in it, a decent number but nowhere near the 112 found in Messier 15. The most interesting piece of information I found about it is that it is approaching us at the high velocity of about 145 km/sec. Other than that, not much to say about it, yet another celestial jewel in the collection.