(IAAC) Obj: M14 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)


Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>

Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 07/16/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 30x, 60x, 110x, 146x, 176x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M14
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 7.6  size 12'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Not as easy to find as M10 and M12.  At 30x and 60x, round smoke ball.  Dim at 
110x, 146x, 176x no resolution at all, not a single star!

At first I was reluctant to enter the log because I thought I could have done
better.  Until I found what Houston had to said about M14.
   Walter Scott Houston comments that his low-power 5” refractor
   shows it as “little more than a soft patchy glow.”
Umm, I guess he summed it up nicely for me ;-).

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