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Object Type: Globular
Cluster (Class IX)
M12 is 16,000 light-years
from our solar system. Its core is less concentrated than that of most globular clusters,
giving it a slightly more open appearance.
14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
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: June 27, 2008
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in
Registar 1.0. Russell
Croman's GradientXTerminator plug-in for Photoshop was used
to remove mild gradients.