Globular Cluster M3
Messier Catalog: M 3
Constellation: Bootes


M3 was one of the items on the list for the 8"telescope, though after an observation evening in Nöstach together with Elisabeth, Georg and Moritz I decided to stay the night and use the clear sky for an exposure of this beautiful globular with the 6" Newtonian.

When I started the exposures wind came up and the guider was kept busy in correcting for the shaking. In addition, I obviously hurried too much in aligning the optics as the off axis star images turned out to be suboptimal. But nevertheless, this will be kept in my archives untill I have the chance to redo the image with larger optics.


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