What initially looked to be a doubtful sky, courtesy of the abundance of lingering contrails, eventually improved as darkness increased and by midnight the transparency had become very good. As Hercules is now well placed in my imaging sky I decided to try and snare globular cluster NGC 6229. Though eclipsed by its much larger brothers in the constellation M 13 & M 92 it is still a worthwhile target. At mag. 9.4 it was discovered by William Herschel in 1787 who mistook it for a planetary nebula as a result of its condensed core. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 18x 7minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.