M12 (NGC 6218)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Globular Ophiuchus 16h47.2 -01°57' 12.2' 6.9 15.7 kly

Messier 12 or M12 (also designated NGC 6218) is a globular cluster in the constellation of Ophiuchus, at a distance of about 15,700 light-years.
This globular cluster has relatively low star concentration, allowing the center to be resolved.

M12, NGC 6218

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
March 6, 2004 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
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