With the constellation Lyra high near the zenith this time of year, I will be targeting a few galaxies in the vicinity. These are very small and faint objects – should be a challenge for amateur equipment. Look for results here throughout the Summer.
M56, an globular cluster at 19h16m36s
The following are in the same area between Vega and e1 & e2 Lyr:
NGC 6675 18h37m24sec at magnitude 13
NGC 6663 18h33m30sec at magnitude 15
IC 4772 18h39m54sec at magnitude 15
NGC 6686 18h40m6sec at magnitude 15
NGC 6695 18H42M42sec at magnitude 14
I have tried imaging these objects, but they are too faint to image. I would like to try again with the assistance of a focal reducer.