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 San Diego , M3 is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:27 (PDT), 41° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:19, 85° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:04, 29° above your western horizon.

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Name M3
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
Right ascension:13h42m [3]
Declination:+28°22' [3]
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [4]
Distance:10.4 kpc
33.9 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.79
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

17 Apr 2024  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2025  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2026  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2027  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2028  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2029  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2030  –  Messier 3 is well placed
17 Apr 2031  –  Messier 3 is well placed


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