(IAAC) Object: M14 - Instrument: 7x50 binos

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-2-10/11, 09:10 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.2 (zenith) 4.6 (near object)
Seeing: 3 - medium
Moon up: no
Instrument: 50mm binos
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M14
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 7.6  size 12'
RA/Dec: 17h38m  -03o15'
Much fainter than it's nearby neighbors M10 and M12,
this globular was JUST visible to averted vision by
sweeping three binocular fields almost due E of M10.
It lies in a relatively rich field of mag 5-8 stars,
and is easily identified from almost any chart. Once
found however, this object revealed no hint of detail,
and very little extended size, to my binoculars.