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Globular star cluster M14
Die Sternhaufen M14 is in the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 9,5m
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M14, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about 0.7D-1.2D. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M14 is July. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
For observers in the northern latitudes:The nights in July are still quite light, so it makes sense to try to observe M14 also in August.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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