M71

Observed:  Points: 10

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General Info

TypeGlobular Cluster
ConstellationSagitta
Right ascension19h53'46.100''
Declination+18°47'42''
Magnitude8.300
Distance11,700ly
Size7.200 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6838, M71
Discovered 1745 Phillippe de Cheseaux

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M71

Celestron Omni XLT 150
10 points

Easy to find but super faint.

M71

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
10 points

Part (3) of my first light report with the 12" dob: But while I was there (Sagitta) I thought I'd have a quick look at M71 as well. It's an object that's been nothing but a very faint smudge through the 6" so it could be interesting to see the difference through the 12". Another wow moment. It just jumped out. No longer a faint smudge, it resolved into stars quite nicely. More so when I increased the magnification slightly.

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