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Globular Cluster
M3 | Messier 3 | NGC 5272
With 500,000 stars, this is one of the biggest and brightest globular clusters. Its brightest stars are mV 12.7, and its overall spectral type is F2 (yellow).


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29 Mar 2017

11 Feb 2016

30 Mar 2005

21 Apr 2004

Details:
Night of:Wednesday March 29, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:11:50 PM | Mar 29, 2017
Altitude:63
RA:13h 42m 12s
Declination:+28d 23'
Distance:34,000 light years
Magnitude:+6.2 mV
Size:18'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:995 x 843 pixels (0.8 MP)
24.0' x 20.4'
Exposure:0 sec
Stacked Frames:31
Post Processing:processed using flats
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