NGC 6712

45 minutes exposure on Fuji Super HG II 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor, prime focus.

NGC 6712 is a small and rather faint globular cluster in Scutum, almost lost in the rich background of stars from the Milky Way. It is situated about 2 degrees east and slightly north of the open cluster M26, and 2.5 degrees south of the rich open cluster M11. In a small telescope the cluster appears as a small, nebulous haze, while in an 8" telescope some resolution of the outer regions is achieved. Although often overlooked, it is an interesting object.

30 minutes exposure on Fuji Super HG V 400 film.
300mm f/6 newtonian, prime focus.