M56 globular cluster with a Milky Way background in Lyra

I like clusters (open or globular) with a Milky Way background – and here’s one in the constellation Lyra – Messier 56.  O.K. so it’s not much of a globular to look at, but the Milky Way background certainly brightens things up.  What’s also interesting is that there are a couple of background galaxies too!  Don’t expect to see galaxies through the Milky Way – but they are there.  Hyperstar III image from 3rd July 2010, 23 subs at 200 seconds per sub.

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