Messier : Messier M3

Celestial motion
Date: 2024-02-27
Astronomical night: 19:29 - 05:17 (GMT -5)
Messier M3 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
Rise19:3452° (Northeast)
SetDawn63°256° (West)
Maximum elevation

03:16

79°

180° (South)

Elevation

Messier M3 Celestial motion
Information about Messier M3

General information

NGC5272 is the globular cluster globular cluster at magnitude 6 that is placed in Canes Venatici constellation and has apparent size of 19 angular minutes.
Because of low brightness and large angular size, is available for observations through a 5-inch telescope.

Information for observations

2024-02-27 NGC5272 will rise at northeast at 19:34 and will be observable until fading from view as dawn breaks. This time (05:17) the object will be placed at west. Maximum elevation, 79° above horizon, will be reached at 03:16, when will be placed at south.
 

Messier M3 on the sky map

Messier M3 on the sky map
Object type

Globular Cluster

Alternative names

Constellation

Canes Venatici

Magnitude

6

Apparent size19'
Right ascension13h 42m 11.62s
Declination28° 22′ 38.2″

Catalogues

Messier

M3

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC5272

International Catalogue (IC)

Nearest objects with greater magnitude
Object typeMagnitude
H N 69Double Star5.74
H III 101Double Star4.5
H N 51Double Star4.72