Messier 3 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 3, also known as NGC 5273, is a globular cluster containing ~ 45,000 stars in the constellation of Canes Venatici.  It lies at a distance of ~48,000 light-years, has a diamater of ~220 light-years and is ~6.5 billion years old. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (60 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 60 and 48 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 80 degrees on 17 January 2019. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2019
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY