Object name: NGC6712
Designation(s): NGC6712, IC1295,
This field in Scutum fascinated me from the first time I saw it in my 10" scope nearly 50 years ago. The Skelnate Pleso 1950 atlas was the bible of the time and showed both objects. But I could only see one. It was just a small, faint puff of light. The problem was which object was it. I had no access to any observing reports or magnitude estimates back then. I figured I was seeing NGC 6712, the globular but it wasn't until years later when blinking the field with the Lumicon UGC filter showed me the planetary IC 1295. After that, I could see it, barely, without the filter. Doubt I'd have ever spotted it without the filter however. Seeing was poor the night I took this. It is on the reshoot list but so far that hasn't happened so I am going with this poor data.
Related Designation(s):1RXS J185304.8-084217, 2PBC J1853.0-0841, 2XMM J185304.7-084220, 2XMMp J185304.7-084220, 3A 1850-087, 4U 1850-08, 4U 1850-086, IC 1295, IC1295, LEDA 2802691, NGC 6712, NGC6712, NVSS J185437-084942, NVSS J185437-084943, PBC J1853.0-0841, PN G025.4-04.7, SWIFT J1853.0-0843, [BTM2013] 1008, [KRL2007] 342, [TES2010] 168, [ZGV2011] 002,