A golden globular cluster: M14

I’ve imaged this one before, but I keep coming back to it because I just can’t believe its golden color is real. But even after applying all I’ve learned about color calibration – I can say pretty definitely that these are its true colors.

It’s also benefited from advances in image processing software, making the individual stars within it much sharper. By no means are we seeing them all, however – there are hundreds of thousands of them in this ball of stars, located 30,000 light-years away in the outskirts of our galaxy.


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