(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6712 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/8/2000  23.00 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): NGC 6712
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sct
Data: mag 8.2  size 7'.2
Position: RA 18:53  DEC -08:42
This large diffuse globular was just seen at 49 and gave better views at 98X
and 203X. It was easily found being near two fairly bright stars. Almost round
globular but it seemed to be a bit flat on one side, not unlike M13, but much
less obvious.
At 203X NGC 6712 is a large glow of light but with just a little granulation 
and no resolution into individual stars. The moon was still up during the 
observation and the southern declination didn't do the view any good either.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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