Globular Cluster M14 (NGC 6402), class VIII, in Ophiuchus

RA 17:37.6 (h:m) DEC -03:15 (deg:m) Distance: 30.300 light years
Visual Brightness 7.6 (mag); Apparent Dimension 11.7 (arc min)

M14 is a slightly elliptically shaped stellar swarm, about 100 light years across and about 30,000 light years away.

Source and more: SEDS


July 12, 2009 22:05- 22:39 UT.
Imaging: William Optics Zenithstar 80 ED II APO, f/6.8 [focal length 545 mm], Astronomik LRGB filters; ATK16IC camera.
Exposures: L: 13x90s [1x1]; RGB: 5x45s [2x2], unguided.

July 24, 2003 21:45 - 21:58 UT
Imaging: TAL-2M 15 cm f/8 @ f/4.6, Vesta Pro-SC3.2a colour, Baader Infra Red Blocking filter.
31x20 seconds exposure, unguided.
YRGB processing.