The globular cluster M 3

Image of M 3
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 3 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:08, when it rises 22° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:43, 79° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:46, 63° above your western horizon.

Name M 3
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5272
Mel 119
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Brightness (V):Mag 6.4
Right Ascension:13h42m
Distance:10.4 kpc
33.9 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-8.69
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