(IAAC) Obj: M71 - Inst: 12.5" F5 Dob

Observer: Scott Hogsten
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/28/1998 11:45 pm EST
Location of site: Perkins Obs. Delaware Ohio (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" F5 Dob
Magnification: 90x 150x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M71
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: SGE
Data: mag 8.3  size 7.2'
Position: RA 19:53.8  DEC +18:47
At 90x this globular will fool you into thinking that you are seeing
an open cluster. Several (@20) bright stars from the cluster form a
streched triangular shape, instead of the classic round globular
shape. Closer inspection shows a haze of background stars. Increasing
the magnification to 150x resolves more stars and better shows the
haze of dimmer stars.
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