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 evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:39 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 74° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:29, 79° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:04, when it sinks to 23° above your western horizon.

Name M 3
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5272
Mel 119
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:6.39 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:13h42m [1]
Declination:+28°22' [1]
Distance:10.4 kpc
33.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-8.70
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