(IAAC) Obj: M71 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/11/01 10:05 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 58x, 80x, 120x, 170x, 203x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M71
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sge
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
This seems to be pretty diffuse for a globular to me. A faint core with a wide scattering of stars overlaying it, it seems to be almost an open cluster, although I am not sure which if any of these are part of the cluster and which are field stars. There is a fairly wide swatch of stars running NE to SW, about 1/2 FOV wide at mid power. The main part of the cluster appears as a faint, diffuse patch. At high p ower this is almost totally resolved.
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