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 Washington , M 12 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 22:13 (MDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:04, 50° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:06, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name M 12
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6218
Mel 151
Magnitude:6.10 (V)[2]
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):-7.35
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