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Object Type: Globular Cluster (Class X-XI)
Constellation: Sagitta
Magnitude: 8.4
Size: 7.2'

M71 was once thought to be a condensed open cluster, but is now considered to be a loose globular cluster. It is located 13,000 light-years from our solar system.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 96 x 10 minutes, binned 2x2: R 18 x 10 minutes: G 12 x 10 minutes: B 12 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: July 13, 28-31, August 1, 2013
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: I
ndividual exposures were acquired using CCDAutopilot 5 and processed with CCDStack 2. Smart Sharpen was applied to the luminance image.

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