(IAAC) Obj: M71 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 07/19/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 30x, 60x, 110x, 176x, 220x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M71
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sge
Data: mag 8.3  size 7.2'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Very small at 30x and easier to starhop from M27.  Dim and looked like a tight 
OC (perhaps reminiscent of M11 only not as impressive).  2 stars to the east 
and 1 star to the west form sort of a triangle around the GC.  6 stars seen in 
the core at 60x.  Irregular shape detected at 110x with approx. 10 stars in the 
core, loose GC.  Rectangular area north of GC devoid of stars.  Dimmer at 176x 
with approx. 20 stars detected with averted vision.   Dimmer at 220x but stars 
in the core now more distinct.
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