Messier 14

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Object data of M14

Object type: Globular star cluster (VIII)
Size: 11'
Magnitude: 7.6 mag
Constellation: Oph
Distance: 30,000 Ly
Notes: Messier 14 (M 14) is a globular star cluster located approximately 30,000 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. This cluster is obscured by the dust of the Milky Way which leads to be being strongly reddened:

E(B-V) = 0.60mag


Exposure data

Date: 2022-06-23 until 2022-07-03 (5 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 69x2min / RGB 24x2min each
Exposure time total: 4h 42min