M14 = NGC6402 (17h 37.6m -3°15´, 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 6°30' 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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