(IAAC) Obj: M3 - Inst: 3.5" Bushnell Refractor 700mm

Observer: Mark Wilson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/16/2001 03:30 UT
Location of site: Lehigh Acres (Lat 46.35*N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 3.5" Bushnell Refractor 700mm
Magnification: 28x, 77x, 175x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M3
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: com
Data: mag 5.8  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
After searching for almost an hour I finally found M3.  It sits nicely with a 6.2 mag. star nearby.  This Messier object is right over my head at 03:30 UT and is an excellent object to view with a small scope.  I could tell I was looking at a Globular Cluster!!
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