(IAAC) Obj: M 71 - Inst: 8" Discovery DHQ dob

Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>
Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10:50pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37d 55m, Elev 1020')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Discovery DHQ dob
Magnification: 49X, 81X, 122X, 188X, 305X
Filter(s): Lumicon O-III
Object(s): M 71
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sge
Data: mag 8.3  size 7.2'
Position: RA 19:53.8  DEC +18:47
This cluster is much fainter than M15 and more difficult to resolve. At 188X, it appears as an irregularly-shaped compact open cluster, with nebulosity in the background. It really doesn't look much like the typical globular cluster.
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