(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6838 = M71 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newtonian alt-az. mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/21/1998  22.50 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6  Newtonian alt-az. mount
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6838 = M71
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sge
Data: mag 8.3  size 7'.2
Position: RA 19:54  DEC +18:47
At 49X this globular is hard to spot in the rich starfields of Sagitta.
It looks like a small cluster with only a couple of stars visible wich are
probably foreground stars.
At 98X some stars begin to be resolved throughout the cluster wich appears
very much elongated.
At high powers M71 is a very loose and elongated globular wich looks a bit
like a rich open cluster such a smaller version of M11.
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