M14 = NGC6402 (17h 37.6m -315, 7.6 mag )

This broadly concentrated globular cluster in Ophiuchus was discovered by Messier on June 1, 1764. It is located about 33,000 ly away. M14 can be spotted in binoculars about 630' SSW of g Ophiuchi (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on October 19, 1998 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of white integrations (8 x 2 min.) processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 10 x 11. North is up.

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