PhotographerDr Alan Potts
Location of photoLincoln, England
Date/Time of photo23rd September, 2016
Equipment7-inch Intes Maksutov-Newtonian and Nikon D3300 DSLR
DescriptionM71 is a loose and relatively metal rich globular. There are horizontal-branch (He fusing core) stars which give it the definition of a globular. This image shows the cluster on the left; to the right is an asterism that will be well known to small telescope users. Total exposure was 8m 40s in 13s subframes stacked in DeepSkyStacker.