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Messier 3

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Messier 3 is one of the largest, brightest globular cluster in the night sky. It contains an estimated 500,000 stars. Located in the constellation of Canes Venatici at a distance of 33,900 light years away from Earth. The cluster contains more than 274 variables stars, with most of them being the RR Lyrae type of variable.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension: 13h 42m 11.62s
  • Declination: +28°22’38.2”
  • Distance (Lightyears): 33,900
  • Telescope: Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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