(IAAC) Obj: M 12 = NGC 6218 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newton, alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6-25-1998  23.10  UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6 Newton, alt-az mount
Magnification: 49, 98, 203, 244
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 12 = NGC 6218
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 6.6  size 14'.5
Position: RA 16:47  DEC -01:57
At 49X this globular is easily found. Round and bright with a few stars around
the edges.
At 244X M 12 is a large round and bright cluster with many stars resolved,
espescially on the W and SW side of the cluster.
There are three very bright stars on the N, E and SW edge of M 12
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