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 Fairfield , M 3 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:44 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 77° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:48, 77° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:30, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name M 3
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5272
Mel 119
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [3]
Right ascension:13h42m [2]
Declination:+28°22' [2]
Distance:10.4 kpc
33.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.79
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