(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6838 , M71 - Inst: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)

Observation Poster: Gary A. Weston <peepsquack@hotmail.com>
Observer: Gary A. Weston
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/10/02 10:30pm EST
Location of site: Stellafane - Springfield Vt. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)
Magnification: 71.4x, 78.1x, 96.15x, 131.6x (+2x barlow)
Object(s): NGC 6838 , M71        
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: Spectral Class: G1   
Constellation: Sge
Data: mag 8.19   size radius 8.90
Position: RA 19:53  DEC 18:47
Distance:  3.9
This globular is very small, but dense.  I liked the view through the 19 panoptic better than the 35 pan. The 35 gave too wide a view and showed less of the globular. The center was more resolved and more stars could be seen.
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