M14, NGC 6402

M14 is a somewhat looser globular cluster than many, with a very small ellipticity (deviation from being exactly circular on the sky). Appearing in the constellation Ophiuchus, it is about 29000 light-years away and about 72 light-years across. This picture was made from CCD images taken at the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope in April of 1998. Image size 11.6 arc minutes.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m14
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:2048 x 2048 px

About the Object

Name:M14, NGC 6402
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 37 19.35
Position (Dec):-3° 12' 17.70"
Field of view:11.60 x 11.61 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° left of vertical