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M3 - NGC 5272 - Globular Cluster

 
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Messier 3 (M3) is a globular cluster made up of approximately 500,000 stars. It is located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. M3 is located about 33,900 light years from earth and is approximately 190 light years in diameter. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764.

Location Data
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Right ascension: 13h 42.2m
Declination: Declination: 28° 23′
Distance:  33,900 ly
Size:  190 ly

Observation Data
Apparent magnitude: 6.2
Apparent size: 16.2' arcmins

M3 Location - Image From Stellarium

The images With Blue Borders were taken using equipment provided by the MAS Observatory
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M3 by Tamas KriskaM3
B-Scope, Canon 60D DSLR camera, 20x1min exposures at ISO 1000.
Dec 2015
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

M3 in RGBM3 
Z-Scope, RGB image. Combined with Nebulosity.
June 2014
Photo by: Scott Jamieson