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M3 - NGC 5272 - Globular Cluster

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 42m 11s
Declination: +28° 22′ 38″
Distance:  33,900 ly
Size:  190 ly

Observation Data
Apparent magnitude: 6.2
Apparent size: 18 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 in RGBM 3 
Z-Scope, RGB image. Combined with Nebulosity. June 2014

Photo by: Scott Jamieson