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(IAAC) Obj: M12 (NGC 6218) - Inst: 8" f/10 SCT fork mount



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Observer: Jim Williams
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 6-23-00  08:28 UT
Location of site: Stockton, Ca (Lat 38^0 N, Elev 20')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 8" f/10 SCT fork mount
Magnification: 50X, 100X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M12  (NGC 6218)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 6.6  size 14.5" Listed
Position: RA 16:47.2  DEC -01:57
Description:
This globular cluster is imbeded in a triangle of foreground 
stars. While not resolved as easily as M10, even though it is
roughly the same distance, many members are seen. The nucleus 
is not well defined, only gradually brightening toward the center. 
At 100X the darker background reveals a boundary that is not very 
well defined, giving this GC a somewhat irregular shape.
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