M3-Globular Cluster

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M3, NGC5272
Constellation: Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs)
Type: Globular Cluster
Position: RA13h42.2m 
Magnitude: 6.4
Exposure: Composite of three images using LRGB technique.
RGB: Taken 3-30-03. 
1 X 30 minutes on Elite Chrome 200.
Luminance: Composite of two images. Taken 4-11-03.
Both exposures on hypered Tech Pan.
1 X 5 min. (for central core), 1 X 20 min.
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Luminance images blended in Photoshop.
Levels, color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT OTA mounted on a Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Notes: The luminance images were shot with a quarter moon in the sky and
some high thin clouds.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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