The globular cluster M 3

Image of M 3
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn , M 3 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:31 (EST) – 6 hours and 48 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 60° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:08.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Name M 3
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5272
Mel 119
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:6.30 (V)[2]
Right Ascension:13h42m [1]
Declination:+28°22' [1]
Distance:10.4 kpc
33.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-8.79
17 Apr 2019  –  M3 is well placed
16 Apr 2020  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2022  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2023  –  M3 is well placed
16 Apr 2024  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2025  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2026  –  M3 is well placed




Color scheme