Messier 3 (M3)

Messier 3 (M3) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs.

Messier 3 is one of the brightest, largest globular clusters in the sky. It has an apparent magnitude of 6.2 and is approximately 33,900 light years distant from Earth. It has the designation NGC 5272 in the New General Catalogue.


Scope: Celestron EdgeHD 8

Mount: Atlas Pro with Polmaster

Tripod: iOptron TriPier

Guiding: Borg 50mm with Orion Star-shoot

Camera: StarLight Express H16

Filters: Baader 32mm RGB


Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop: in that order

Acquisition: SGP