|M14: Globular Star Cluster (Ophiuchus) RA: 17h 37.6m / DEC: -03° 14'.8|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
This is one of seven Messier globular clusters to be found within the confines of Ophiuchus. Located in east-central Ophiuchus, this 7.6 magnitude globular covers a 10 arc minute area when viewed at 129X through the 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. The brighter core region, two arc minutes across, is surrounded by a nebulous envelope. A tightly knitted grouping of 14th magnitude stars resides due east of the core within this nebulous shell. The hint of a second grouping west of the core is also discernible.
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