M3

M3

Description of object: M3 is a dazzling object in small telescopes. It is located in Canes Venatici, just under twenty degrees from the Whirlpool Galaxy, another popular attraction.

Image Information: 23:45 April 15, 2002. This image was created from seven stacked images all with 30-second exposures.
Moon Illumination: 11%

Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.