Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  M 14, NGC 6402
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M14, 





    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
M14

Technical card

Resolution: 1280x960

Dates:July 20, 2016

Frames: 45x45" ISO800

Integration: 0.6 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 15.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.67%

Temperature: 32.00

Astrometry.net job: 1169423

RA center: 264.390 degrees

DEC center: -3.251 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.474 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.972 degrees

Field radius: 0.327 degrees

Locations: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, Connecticut, United States

Description

M14 is a globular cluster (apparent magnitude +8.32) containing several hundred thousand stars and located approximately 30,000 light-years. Meanwhile, M9, also a globular cluster (apparent magnitude +7.9) containing approximately 120,000 stars located approximately 25,000 light-years from Earth. Both of these objects were taken when the moon was just past full but the weather was clear so I decided to go out and collect images. The results were OK considering the moon was out but M14 was clearly better. These images also represent the 30th and 31st Messier Objects I captured with the ED80.

Comments

Author

kurtzepp
Kurt Zeppetello
License: None (All rights reserved)
1171
Like

Revisions

  • M14, 





    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
    Original
  • M14, 





    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
    B
  • Final
    M14, 





    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
    C

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M14, 





    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello