The globular cluster M 3

Image of M 3
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , M 3 is visible all night. It will become visible around 21:06 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:48, 79° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:14, 34° above your western horizon.

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Name M 3
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5272[3]
Mel 119[4]
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 Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

17 Apr 2021  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2022  –  M3 is well placed
18 Apr 2023  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2024  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2025  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2026  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2027  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2028  –  M3 is well placed






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