About this image
M14 is a somewhat looser globular cluster than many, with a very small ellipticity (deviation from being exactly circular on the sky). Appearing in the constellation Ophiuchus, it is about 29000 light-years away and about 72 light-years across.
This picture was made from CCD images taken at the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope in April of 1998. Image size 11.6 arc minutes.
Minimum credit line: NOAO/AURA/NSF
400 x 400 30 kb color JPEG (on this page)
1024 x 1024 142 kb color JPEG
2048 x 2048 576 kb color JPEG
2048 x 2048 4.1 Mb 8-bit color TIFF
2048 x 2048 12.3 Mb 24-bit color TIFF
(see NOAO Conditions of Use)
Comments by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org