Messier 71 (M 71)

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 71 in the constallation Sagitta.

 

Introduction

M 71 in the constellation Sagitta is, according to Stoyan, an unusually loose globular star cluster.

Size: 6' (Stoyan)
Distance: 13,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan).

 

Map

M 71 in Sagitta is close to the constellation Scutum/Shield.

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I wanted to observe: Sketch of M 71 by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Own Observations

I do not know when and how I observed M 71, but I remember that it was very loose ...

 

References

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