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M71 globular cluster in the constellation of Sagitta

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Orion Optics VX12 F4 working at F4.6 with TeleVue VIP 2010, SBIG ST-4000XCM -15C 1h40min (10x600sec).
M71 (NGC6838) is a rather open globular cluster at a distance of about 13000 lightyears. The globular is 9-10 billion years old which is considered young for a globular.
Light travel time: ~13000 years. Rather poor weather conditions, drifting clouds, bright sky and seeing was not good.
Processing: CCDSoft, Astroart 5.0.

M71 at Wikipedia.

Author e-mail: webweichel@gmail.com

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