Location: Home
Date: 2022-07-22
Time: 11:45 PM ADT
S&T Chart Reference: 67
Instrument: EXOSTAR 80ED, with star diagonal, 5 mm & 25 mm Sky-Watcher Let/5 Planetary
Magnification: x120 & x24

Transparency: Very Good (4)
Seeing: Very Good (4)

M12 was found by slewing from M10, eastwards and up slightly. What I found interesting when using the 5 mm eyepiece was the bright two stars in the lower right quadrant of the cluster's nebulosity. I couldn't make out any other stars in the cluster.

There was an arc of stars to the east of M12 and 2 others at a diagonal (NE-SW) west of M12. Several other very faint stars were visible with averted vision but there were too many to sketch.

Constellation:  Ophiuchus
Type: Globular Cluster
Magnitude: 6.8
Distance: 16.0 kly
Size: 14.5'

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