(IAAC) Obj: M12 - Inst: 10-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Mitchell Diers <deltacassopeiae@hotmail.com>
Observer: Mitchell Diers
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 8, 2002 End of Evening Astronomical Twilight and Midnight
Location of site: Turlock, CA (Lat 120deg.50min, Elev 167 ft.)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 44x, 118x, 178x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M12
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Data: mag 8  size 10'
Position: RA 16:45  DEC 01:52
At 44x I could see a lot of detail.  I could see many patterns and lighter and darker areas in the cluster.  Some stars form straight of curved lines and every which way.  At 44x the cluster looked tightly packed together and could only make out some of the brighter individual stars.  With my 2x Barrlow I could see much more individual fainter stars.  At 118x I could also pick out more bright stars as before and could see more faint stars also making patterns.  More of the faint stars appeared sharper also.  At 178x I could pick out more faint individual stars near the center of the cluster.  
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