Located in the constellation Ophiuchus,
globular cluster M14 has a slightly elliptical shape to it. This
cluster is noticeably smaller than M10 and M12, but it contains
a large number of variable stars, over 70 in all. This cluster
has a diameter of about 55 light-years and lies about 23,000
light-years from Earth. It was the sight of a nova in 1938. With
a magnitude of 7.6, it can be located with binoculars, although
a telescope is required to show any detail in the cluster.