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# M71
NGC 6838
Type Globular Cluster
Distance [1] 12,000 Lyr
Right Ascension [2] 19h 53m 46.11s
Declanation [2] +18° 46' 42.3"
Apparent Magnitude 6.10
Approximate Age [3] 10 Gyr
Size [4] 7.2
Constellation Sagitta

[1] Lyr: Lightyear,
[2] Epoch: Jan 1, 2000
[3] Gyr: Gigayear, A billion (10^9) years/ Myr: A Million years (10^6)
[4] Minutes2/ Arc Minutes

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