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M 3

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Observer
Peter Mulligan
Time of observation
25/04/2019 - 22:34
Object
M3
Observing location
Sheffield UK
Equipment
Skywatcher 200p on EQ5
Canon 1100D
Exposure
51-30sec, 800ISO,
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This wonderful cluster in Canes Venatici at 6.18m  is the second brightest globular in the northern hemisphere after M13 and its distance is around 33,900 light years.   Its radial velocity of approach is -141Km/sec, thats nearly 500,000Km/Hr. Half a million stars hurtling through space!

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Hughsie's picture

Hi Peter,

That is a lovely capture of M3, a sharp image to the core. I hope to be able to capture similar, clouds permitting.

Thank you for sharing.

John

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