To understand my enthusiasm for this object NGC 6712 you should know I live at latitude of +55 and the region around Scutum and Sagittarius is only visible and above horizon in the months June August. Unfortunately in this season the sky doesn't get completely dark and observations are only possible for about two-three hours from dusk till dawn. This cluster appears faint and of even brightness, about 5' in diameter. It is only slightly brighter toward the middle. About 10 stars were scattered around the center and well resolved. Maybe some more with averted vision. Hope you like my sketch!