Contains: M 3, NGC 5272
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M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Artisanal T150/750 in Vixen casing and slide focuser

Imaging camera: Nikon D7000

Mount: Vixen GP2

Guiding telescope or lens: Self-Made 80/320mm achromat

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Color

Focal reducer: Lichtenknecker Coma Corrector

Software: photoshopDeepSkyStackerPHD2 Guiding

Filter: Baader Planetarium SkyGlow

Resolution: 4785x3203

Dates: May 9, 2016

Frames: 60x60"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.35% job: 1080216

RA center: 205.480 degrees

DEC center: 28.454 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.333 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -145.809 degrees

Field radius: 1.066 degrees


Fast capture of the M3 globular cluster, between clouds as the weather did not permit more. Besides, the night at this time of year is never completely black in Belgium.




Sky plot

Sky plot


M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici,