Messier 14 (M14, NGC 6402) is a magnitude 7.6 globular cluster in the constellation
of Ophiuchus, and is located at a distance of about 30,300 light years. It has an
apparent magnitude of 11 arc minutes.
Date: June 13, 25, July 2-3 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/5.9
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGB (unbinned): Luminance: 13x4 min, R:6x5 min, G:4x3.3 min, B:6x6
min for a total of 2.1 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New Ringgold PA