Messier 3

A beautiful globular cluser in the constellation Canes Venatici. This cluster is some 30,000+ light years from earth and is about 8 billion years old. There are approximately 500,000 stars in this "snow ball" in the sky.

Image Details
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II (Modified)
Optic: Celestron Edge HD 11" w/.7x reducer.
Exposure: 60x1 minutes 
Mount: Paramount MX, TheSkyX
Date: February, 17 2013
Other: Taken in suburban Lake Mary. Processed with PixInsight and PhotoShop.


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Messier 3