M14, NGC6402


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.

More: stars page, globular clusters page, messier page.

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