Photographed by Scott Davis on July 8, 2013
From Golden State Star Party
Messier 14 is a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus. It lies at a distance of approximately 30,000 light years and contains several hundred thousand member stars.
Canon EOS 60D
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Camera settings were ISO 1600 with 45-second exposures. A total of 40 light frames, 15 dark frames, and 50 each of flat, dark flat, and bias frames were stacked to create this final image.
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