Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6712 (Globular Cluster in Scutum)

Date & Time: Sep 20 2014, from 20:36 to 20:52 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC6712 / Globular Cluster, type IX
R.A.18h 53m 04.3s (2000.0)
Dec.-08°42' 22" (2000.0)
Apparent Size9.8'
Real SizeN/A
Distance22,500 light yrs.
NGC6712 is a medium-scaled globular cluster positioned at 4 degrees east of alpha Sct. The cluster has a visual diameter of about 10 arc minutes. The concentration is not so dense, we can resolve the outer stars with medium-ranged scopes. The distance from the solar system is about 22 thousand light years.


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