Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 3  ·  NGC 5272
Messier 3, 



    
        

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Messier 3
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Messier 3

Messier 3, 



    
        

            dr_klahn
Messier 3
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Messier 3

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: ATM 12" F/4 Reflector

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: OTE Astrotec OTE 150-1

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN v2.03

Focal reducers: MPCC

Software: Pixinsight  ·  Photoline

Filters: Baader Planetarium LRGB CCD 1.25"


Dates:June 6, 2014

Frames: 145x120" (4h 50')

Integration: 4h 50'

Avg. Moon age: 7.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.19%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 305383

RA center: 13h 42' 10"

DEC center: +28° 22' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.787 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.166 degrees

Field radius: 0.348 degrees


Resolution: 2524x1936

Locations: Balcony (Bad Homburg, Germany), Bad Homburg v.d.H, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

Messier 3 was one of the first deep sky objects i have seen through a telescope. In 2001 i had the opportunity to watch this beautiful cluster through a 40 inch cassegrain reflector in Trebur, Germany. This was an awsome experience and one reason to buy my first telescope.
A good reason to take a picture of this object and i am quite pleased with the result. ;)

Exposure details:
30x 120s L
35x 120s R, G, B

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Messier 3, 



    
        

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