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... М70 < М71 > М72 ...
Globular star cluster M71
Globular star cluster M71 is in the constellation Sagitta (Sge).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 8,5m
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M71, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/3-0.8D. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M71 is August. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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