The globular cluster M 12

Image of M 12
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 12 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:37, when it rises 22° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:38, 49° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:29, 33° above your south-western horizon.

Name M 12
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6218
Mel 151
Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:6.07 (V)[1]
8.52 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):2.45
Right Ascension:16h47m [1]
Declination:-01°56' [1]
Distance:4.9 kpc
16.0 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.38
Events
03 Jun 2018  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2019  –  M12 is well placed
02 Jun 2020  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2021  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2022  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2023  –  M12 is well placed
02 Jun 2024  –  M12 is well placed
03 Jun 2025  –  M12 is well placed

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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