M12 is well placed
2016 Jun 1
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
The globular cluster M12 (NGC 6218) in Ophiuchus will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of -01°57', it is visible across much of the world; it can be seen at latitudes between 68°N and 71°S.
From London (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 23:19 (GMT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 02:39, 33° above your south-western horizon.
At magnitude 6.6, M12 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
The precise position of M12 is as follows:
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The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org