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Contains:  M 3, NGC 5272
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...


            Joshua Judkins


Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade 12" LX600-ACF

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-C

Mount:Meade Giant Field Tripod

Guiding telescope or lens:MEADE Starlock

Filter:ZWO 1.25" Luminance

Accessory:Meade X-Wedge

Resolution: 2046x1841

Dates:March 17, 2018

Frames: 8x30"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 1971583

RA center: 205.540 degrees

DEC center: 28.373 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.539 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.314 degrees

Field radius: 0.206 degrees


Really happy with my best image ever of a globular cluster- ancient collections of stars that orbit the super massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This image is a stack of 8, 30 second exposures for a total composite of 4 minutes of Messier 3, taken tonight in Lynn. About 34 million light years away from Earth, this globular cluster is about 8 billion years old and contains an estimated 500,000 stars.



Joshua Judkins
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Sky plot

Sky plot




            Joshua Judkins