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Messier 14
Messier 14
Credit: NASA, ESA

M14 (NGC 6402)

Messier 14 (NGC 6402) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiucus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M14 is 30,000 light years away from Earth.

M14 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 8.3, and can be viewed with binoculars. M14 is 11' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 6402
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8.3
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 11'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 30,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 37.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. -3 15'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.