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Messier Catalog M12

M12 (NGC 6218)

Messier M12 (NGC 6218) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiucus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M12 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 6.6*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 14.5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6218
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.6
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 14.5'
      1. RA:
      2. 16h 47.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -1 57'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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