Observed:  Points: 20

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as of 04/22/2024 11:49 a.m.

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General Info

TypeGlobular Cluster
Right ascension17h37'36.100''
Size11.700 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6402, M14
Discovered 1764 Charles Messier

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.


Hardin 8" Deep Space Hunter
20 points


Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

This was the hardest globular to find thus far. I had to star hop along the faint stars of Ophiuchus until I finally got lucky and landed on M14. It is very small in angular size and doesn't have many eye catching characteristics.

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