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M14

 

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At magnitude 7.6 this globular cluster in Ophiuchus is quite a bit dimmer than other globulars in the Messier catalog.  It's about 33,000 light years distant and about 112 light years in diameter.

 

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Date:  9/29/2008

Location:  Okie-Tex Star Party

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200 GTOCP3

Camera:  Hutech Modified Canon 350D @ ISO 800

Exposure Count:  6 x 5 min, 30 minutes total exposure

Guiding:  SBIG ST402ME, CCDSoft

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2:  Smart sharpen, levels

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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