The globular cluster M 71

Image of M 71
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , M 71 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 58° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:51, 69° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:01, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name M 71
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6838
Cr 409
Mel 226
Magnitude:8.40 (V) [3]
7.91 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.81
Right ascension:19h53m [2]
Declination:+18°46' [2]
Distance:4.0 kpc
13.0 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.61




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