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M12 is located in the constellation of Ophiuchus, the Snake Bearer.  It's a bright but loose globular cluster about 20,000 light years distant.


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Date:  08/02/1008

Location:  CRO

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200

Camera:  Hutech Modified Canon 350D

Exposure Count:  10 x 3 minutes, 30 minute total exposure

Guiding:  SBIG ST-402ME, CCDSoft

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS3:  Smart sharpen, levels, curves, color saturation

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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