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Contains:  M 3, NGC 5272
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Messier 3 (globular cluster), 


            Henning Schmidt
Messier 3 (globular cluster)
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Messier 3 (globular cluster)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX 200 12"

Imaging camera:Primalucelab Canon 700DA Cooled

Mount:SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro

Focal reducer:ASA 0,77 SC Reducer


Filter:Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2

Accessory:Lacerta Mgen

Dates:April 3, 2017

Frames:Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2: 50x180" ISO800 -20C

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~100

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 7.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.76%

Basic astrometry details job: 3231310

RA center: 13h 42' 11"

DEC center: +28° 22' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.364 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.282 degrees

Field radius: 0.226 degrees

Resolution: 3220x3090

Locations: Home observatory, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Messier 3 (globular cluster) in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici from 03.04.2017, 50 frames at 180 sec, ISO 800; cooled: -20°C, with ASA SC Reducer/Korrektor 0.77; objective: Meade LX200GPS (305/3000); camera: Canon EOS 700Da cooled.



Henning Schmidt
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Messier 3 (globular cluster), 


            Henning Schmidt