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(IAAC) Obj: M14 - Inst: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux



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Observation Poster: Rob Wood <r_c_wood@orbitworld.net>
Observer: Rob Wood
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: Oct 13/01 21:00 CST
Location of site: Lake Jackson Tx (Lat 29N, Elev 14)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux
Magnification: 33x, 66x, 100x, 200x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M14
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 17:37  DEC -3:15
Description:
M14 is about 6 arc minutes in diameter. The gc seems a little looser than its neighbours M10, and M12. Only with averted vision could I detect a brightening towards the center.
This cluster is about twice the distance from us as compared to M10 and M12 thus explaining why the core is harder to detect.
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