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name: snowball cluster
name (alternate): messier 12
typ (catalog): globular cluster (messier)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 16 h 47 m 14.18 s dec: -1 ° 56 ' 54.7 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 16.78722 dec: -0.05147 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
15.70 thousand lightyears convert this
brightness (visible):
7.68 mag visible to the naked eye
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ophiuchus (oph) symbolism: the serpent bearer
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: globular cluster
visible: yes