Palomar 12

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Palomar 12
Palomar 12 Hubble.jpg
Palomar 12 by Hubble Space Telescope, 3.36′ view
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Physical characteristics
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

Palomar 12 is a globular cluster in the constellation Capricornus. It was first discovered on the National Geographic Society – Palomar Observatory Sky Survey plates by Robert George Harrington and Fritz Zwicky.[1] It was then catalogued as a globular cluster.


  1. Abell, George O. (1955). "Globular Clusters and Planetary Nebulae Discovered on the National Geographic Society-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 67 (397): 258. Bibcode 1955PASP...67..258A. doi:10.1086/126815.

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