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M71

M71

Vision In Time Observatory - Prescott, AZ

Some have classified this as a globular cluster (but it does not have a dense central group of stars) others have classified it as an open cluster (but the distance in light years and lack of stars in Main Sequence is a problem). The distance to the cluster is more than 18,000 light years and it is about 30 light years wide.

This image was taken with the LX200 scope, Meade 416 CCD in the black and white mode. This is four, twenty second exposures stacked to make one.

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