Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Contains:  M 14  ·  NGC 6402
M14, 



    
        

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M14

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M14

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging cameras: 40D Canon

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Focal reducers: 6.3 reducer Celestron

Software: photoshop  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Noel's Tools  ·  5.00 Images Plus


Dates:May 24, 2011

Frames: 15x60" (15') ISO1600

Integration: 15'

Avg. Moon age: 21.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 85738

RA center: 17h37m36s.5

DEC center: -03°1532

Pixel scale: 1.816 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.327 degrees

Field radius: 0.304 degrees


Resolution: 1000x675

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Description

Messier 14 (also known as M14 or NGC 6402) is a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. At a distance of about 30,000 light-years, M14 contains several hundreds of thousands of stars. At an apparent magnitude +7.6 it can be easily observed with binoculars. Medium-sized telescopes will show some hint of the individual stars of which the brightest is of magnitude +14. The total luminosity of M14 is in the order of 400,000 times that of the Sun corresponding to an absolute magnitude of -9.12. The shape of the cluster is decidedly elongated. M14 is about 100 light-years across.

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