(IAAC) Object: M12 - Instrument: 7x50 binos

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-2-10/11, 09:05 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.2 (zenith) 4.8 (near object)
Seeing: 3 - medium
Moon up: no
Instrument: 50mm binos
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M12
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 6.6  size 15'
RA/Dec: 16h47m  -01o57'
Seen as a small and pretty faint glimmer at this height
in the sky, M12 was found from Lambda Oph S of a pretty
"pendulum" or "sextant" shape of mag 6 stars, amidst a
faint rhombus of mag 7 stars slanting E. The glimmer of
M12 appeared near the center of this dim quadrilateral,
but showed no hint of detail or a brighter core.