M3

Messier 3

Designation:
M3
Object Type:
Globular Cluster
Right Ascention:
13h 42m
Declination:
+28° 23'
Magnitude:
6.2
Distance:
33,900 light years
Constellation:
Canes Venatici

Image Source: NASA, ESA, STScI and A. Sarajedini (University of Florida)

Articles about M3:

Messier 3 - Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

As May gives way to June, backyard astronomers begin to anticipate the arrival of summer’s globular clusters, and with good reason. The globular-laden constellations Ophiuchus, Scorpius, and Sagittarius are beginning to show up in the early e ... more