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Object Type: Globular Cluster (Class VII)
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Magnitude: 6.4
Size: 20'

M12 is 14,300 light-years from our solar system.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 6 minutes, binned 2x2: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: May 24, 2009
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: I
ndividual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image and Smart Sharpen was applied to the luminance image.

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