M3 - Globular Cluster

Teaser:
Messier 3 is a globular cluster approximately 34,000 light years away from Earth.
Priority:
Interesting
Month:
April
RA (J2000):
13:42:11.6
Dec (J2000):
+28:22:38
Image:
Observing tips:
B, V, R or I filters, 1m exposures = 60-90s, 2m = 10-20s
Description:

Messier 3 is a globular cluster, these are densely packed collections of stars that are bound together by gravity. This one in particular contains around half a million stars and is famous for its large number of variable stars.

Why not make a colour image of this object and use it to investigate the lifecycle of stars - you could even make a poster for your classroom - all the instructions are here: http://resources.faulkes-telescope.com/course/view.php?id=80

Dates visible:
Feb 10 2017 - Jun 18 2017