M3, a globular Cluster located about 34,000 light years distant in the constellation Canes Venatici. Estimated to be as many as 500,000 stars in this cluster with about 1/2 of those within 11 light years of its center. Compare that to us here with only maybe 12 stars within 11 light years.
Average seeing conditions - western NC mountains, the Smoky Mountains and they usually live up to that name!
Mount: AP Mach1
Scope: Takahashi TSA102 with flattener
Camera: QSI 683wsg with Astrodon LRGB filters
Guide camera: LoadStar X2
SkyX Pro for acquisition and PixInsight for processing
sixty-three 180sec exposures through LRGB filters