M3, NGC 5272

M3, or NGC5272, is a sixth magnitude globular cluster in the constellation Canes Venatici. A fairly striking globular of about half a million stars, M3 was Messier's first previously uncatalogued object, and probably the impetus for his systematic search leading to the Messier Catalog. This picture was made from CCD images taken at the Burrell Schmidt telescope of the Warner and Swasey Observatory of the Case Western Reserve University, located on Kitt Peak in southwestern Arizona. The contributing images were taken in June 1996 during the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program operated at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and supported by the National Science Foundation.

Credit:

N.A.Sharp, Vanessa Harvey/REU program/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m3-burrell-schmid
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:2000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:M3, NGC 5272
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 42 4.63
Position (Dec):28° 20' 55.73"
Field of view:33.84 x 33.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.6° left of vertical