(IAAC) Object: M14, Instrument: 16" Dobnewt, enhanced, LM nr. 5

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 6/6/97 0600 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.3 (estimated) 4.7(est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst):  2
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 16" Dob, 96%, 99% coatings
Magnifications:  204x
Filters used: none
Object: M14
Object data: Globular
I had never studied M14 before. At 204x, I was able to partially resolved
it, best with averted
vision. Individual stars clearly overlaying the background. Classic looking.
Dense, mid-size.
Not quite as well resolved or impressive as M56, another moderately dim
Similar to M13 in a 3-4" scope.