(IAAC) Obj: M 14 - Inst: 7x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-25/26, 05:30 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.8 (zenith), intermittent haze
Seeing: 5 (out of 10 highest) - mediocre
Moon up: yes, 50% (not visible at site)
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M14
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 7.6  size 11.7'
RA/DE: 17h37m  -03o14m
M14 was just visible as a tiny "pip" of light to averted vision, SE
of an unresolved haze of perhaps 3 to 4 stars mag. 8. This haze is
found in a line with the stars HD157950 (mag. 5) and HD158576 (mag.
7) in Oph, just 1 binocular field to the NE of HD158576. No detail!