Messier 3 ( M3; also NGC 5272) is a globular cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici. Discovery It was discovered on May 3, 1764,  and was the first Messier object to be discovered by Charles Messier himself. Messier originally mistook the object for a nebula without stars.
|Scope||Explore Scientific 127ED|
|Guiding||William Optics Zenithstar 80iiED|
|Exposure Info||75 minutes total integration time. 25 min each RGB.|
|Date||April 7, 2023|
|Copyright||Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory|