M12 (NGC 6218)

Distance:15.7 kLj
Brightness:7.7 mag
Position:RA:16h 47m 14.18s DEC:−01° 56′ 54.7″
Max. height:38.05°, Jun. (midnight at +50°N)
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Discovered:Charles Messier, 1764
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Charles Messier documented M12 as a "nebula without stars" in 1764. Much larger telescopes were needed to resolve individual stars.

In contrast to most other objects M12 is approaching earth at a velocity for 16km/h. Don't worry, with an actual distance of about 15.000 lightyears this will take a moment.