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On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 71 in the constallation Sagitta.
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).
M 71 in Sagitta is close to the constellation Scutum/Shield.
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.
I do not know when and how I observed M 71, but I remember that it was very loose ...