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Messier 3 is one of the largest and brightest globular star clusters. Made up of around 500,000 stars, M3 is also one of the oldest formations in the Milky Way galaxy at an age of 8 billion years.  

Acquisition Details

RGB = 25x5min each
Total = 6hrs 15min


SV152 Refractor @ f/6 Riccardi 0.75x Reducer  SX Trius SX694  Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel Astrodon RGB/Ha Filters Mach1GTO CP3

RGB=10x5min each
Total Exposure = 2.5hrs 

This image was captured on a night with a full moon. Processed in PixInsight.