(IAAC) Obj: M12 - Inst: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux

Observation Poster: Rob Wood <r_c_wood@orbitworld.net>
Observer: Rob Wood
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: Oct 13/01 20:40 CST
Location of site: Lake Jackson Tx (Lat 29N, Elev 14)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux
Magnification: 33x, 66x, 100x, 200x
Object(s): M12
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 16:47  DEC -1:57
M12 appeared to me as larger and brighter than M9 and M10, (both in Oph). Its apparent diameter is about 6 arc minutes. At 100x, there were 3 brighter stars around the edge of the gc, but I am not sure if they are part of the gc, or just part of the star field. A brightening towards the center of the gc was detectable.
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