Globular cluster NGC6712 in Scutum

(RA 18h 53.1m , Dec. -8 42', 8.2 mag., 7.2 arcmin.)

This nice globular cluster is unfortunately visible against the bright background of the Scutum Star Cloud. Telescope will reveal it about 430' E of a Scuti (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on August 10, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario with Cookbook 245 LDC camera and Celestron Ultima 8 SCT at f6.3. Imaging telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera attached to 500mm f8 guidescope. White exposures (10 x 240 sec.) were combined with single cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered images (240 sec. each) using AIP4WIN software, then the image was furter adjusted using Lab color space with Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is to the left.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 10. North is up.

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