Messier 71


The Globular Cluster M71 was first discovered by fellow Frenchman Phillipe Loys Cheseaux, but Messier catalogued it in 1780. It can be seen with binoculars from a dark sky site, but requires a much larger telescope to see anything more than a fuzzy patch of light.



Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M71 or NGC 6838
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Sagitta
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 12,000 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Globular Cluster
Exposure: 5 hours total rgb Position: R.A. 19 hr 53 min , Dec +18046'
Processed using PixInsight Date: August 2011
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village