M3 (Globular cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M3 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:58, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:37, 77° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:46, 49° above your western horizon.

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Name M3
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [4]
Right ascension:13h42m [3]
Declination:+28°22' [3]
Distance:10.4 kpc
33.9 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.79
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

18 Apr 2023  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2024  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2025  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2026  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2027  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2028  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2029  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2030  –  Messier 3 is well placed






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