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At an approximate distance of 33,900 light years, M3 is estimated to contain a half a million stars.

25 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 binning.

15 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 2x2 binning.

Five minute sub-frames.


Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200 GPS telescope with Celestron .63x reducer.