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 Ashburn , M3 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:36 (EDT), 70° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:53, 79° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:27, when it sinks below 21° 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 Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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
17 Apr 2029  –  M3 is well placed
17 Apr 2030  –  M3 is well placed






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