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M71  NGC 6838

M71 NGC 6838

Globular Cluster M71 NGC 6838
Aug 6, 2018 Vernon, BC

10 x 300 sec ISO 800 +8.18
Camera modded Canon 60D with HEIB II filter
SkyWatcher 120 mm APO refractor on pier mounted Skywatcher AZ/EQ6

First resolved into stars by Wm Herschel in 1783.
13,000 light years distant and estimated to be 27 lyr across
One of the highest know metallicity for globulars, only M69 higher with an abundance of elements heavier than Hydrogen.