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Messier M3

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M3 is located in the constellation Canes Venatici, and is best viewed during Early Spring. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. N/A
      1. Type:
      2. Globular Cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 5272
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.4
      1. Size:
      2. 16.2'
      1. RA:
      2. 13h 42.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. 28 23'
      1. Season:
      2. Early Spring

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