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Messier 3 (M3, NGC5272)


Messier 3 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33.9 light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is referred to as M(3) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(5272) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Messier 3 was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Globular Cluster's location is 13:42.2 (R.A.) and 28:23 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.2 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 18.0 .

(M3,NGC5272) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(13:42.2), Dec(28:23) and its distance is calculated 33.9 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.2. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 18.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 3
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id3
NGC Id5272
ConstellationCanes Venatici
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension13:42.2
Declination28:23
Distance (Lt.Yr)33.9
Visual Brightness6.2
Apparent Dimension18.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier