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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:04 | Tran: 22:46 | Set: 4:31
Alt: 15.32°   Az: 243.97°   Direction: West-South-West

Messier 14 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. Messier 14 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Given its visual magnitude of 5.73, Messier 14 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of Messier 14 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of Messier 14 in the Red band.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 38m 53s
-03° 15’ 31”
04h 00m 56s
21h 39m 49s

J2000

17h 37m 36s
-03° 14’ 44”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 14 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 14 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

9.55
5.73

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 14 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.3°
Max altitude: 35.3°
Azimuth: 266.7°