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Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta

Altitude: -1.1°   Azimuth: 57.2°   Direction: East-North-East

Messier 71 is a Globular Cluster in the Sagitta constellation. Messier 71 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of Messier 71 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta star
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DSS2 image of Messier 71 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.9 arcmin) and minor (6.9 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about Messier 71

Messier 71
Globular Cluster
Sagitta

Messier 71 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.1°
Azimuth: 57.2°
Direction: East-North-East

See also Messier 71 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 6.1, Messier 71 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta

Photometric information of Messier 71

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 71 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

7.91
6.1

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of Messier 71

The following table reports Messier 71 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 71 is a visual representation of it.
6.9 arcmin
6.9 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 71

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 71 are provided in the following table:

19h 53m 45s
+18° 46’ 42”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 71 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta.

Finder chart Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta.

Rise and set times of Messier 71 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 71 - Globular Cluster in Sagitta rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.2°
Max altitude: 57.3°
Azimuth: 288.8°