Messier 71 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 71, also known as NGC 6838, is a globular cluster containing ~10,000 stars in the constellation of Sagitta.  It has a diameter of ~30 light-years, lies at a distance of ~13,000 light-years and is ~1 billion years old.  The images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 80 degrees on 28 June 1027. The fields of view of the top and bottom images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
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