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M3
Globular Star Cluster

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M3

NGC Number:
NGC 5272

Constellation:
Canes Venatici

Distance from Earth:
~33,000 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
6.2

Size:
18 arc minutes

M3, a Globular Star Cluster

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Date Taken:
7/10/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Astro-Physics .67x Reducer
Bisque Paramount ME
SBIG 10XME, NABG
SBIG CFW-8

Exposure Specs:
75 minutes total
Lum: 6x5 min
Red: 3x5 min
Grn: 3x5 min
Blu: 3x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3.0
AIP for Windows
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.