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Observer
Ian Rothwell
Time of observation
04/05/2019 - 23:08
Object
M3
Observing location
Bournemouth
Equipment
Skywatcher Explorer 150P
ZWO ASI1600MMPro-Cool
ZWO EFW
Exposure
28(L) 60 sec, 15x(R) 90sec, 15x(G) 90 sec, 15x (B) 90 sec subs
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With a sky lacking in deep-sky objects and having recently collimated the telescope, I decided to target my favourite globular cluster as a test.

M3 (NGC 5272) is one of the brightest globular clusters. Located in the constellation Canes Venatici it has an apparent magnitude of 6.2 and is lies at a distance of approximately 33,900 light years.

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