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The Details
Object
M 14 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set Gen 2
Date
02 August 2016
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
L 7ea x 600 sec 1x1 bin, RGB 5 ea x 300 sec 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, , CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of view 41' x 41' centered on RA 17h37m37s
DEC -03°14’09” (2000.0) . North angle 179.6°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
This globular cluster was discovered by Charles Messier on June 1, 1784. M 14 is about 30,000 light years from Earth and spans nearly 100 light years in diameter. In 1938, a nova that peaked at magnitude +9.2 appeared in M14, only the second nova ever recorded in a globular cluster.

This image is the result of a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich.

 

 

 

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