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Contains:  M 3, NGC 5272
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Globular Cluster M3 - for 3 hours, 


            Frank Kane
Globular Cluster M3 - for 3 hours
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Globular Cluster M3 - for 3 hours

Technical card

Dates:May 17, 2019

Frames: 179x60"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.59%

Basic astrometry details job: 2700531

RA center: 13h 42' 13"

DEC center: +28° 19' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.799 degrees

Field radius: 0.238 degrees

Resolution: 1319x785

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


Options for imaging are limited when you've got an almost-full moon in the sky, but globular clusters are one of them! Here's M3, the first Messier object discovered by Messier himself. Half a million ancient stars, at least 8 billion years old.



Frank Kane
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Globular Cluster M3 - for 3 hours, 


            Frank Kane