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Messier Catalog M71

M71 (NGC 6838)

Messier M71 (NGC 6838) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagitta, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M71 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 8.5*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 7.2' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6838
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 7.2'
      1. RA:
      2. 19h 53.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. 18 47'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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