Spring Binocular Globular M3

Messier 3

M3 is a 6th-magnitude globular star cluster in the constellation Canes Venatici. The cluster is the bright object near the centre of the field of view in the photo above.

I’ve done my best to simulate the area’s appearance in 10×50 binoculars used under moderately dark skies. The brightest field stars are about 6th magnitude and the faintest ones around 10th. North is up. Once you have centered your binoculars on M3, the view should look something like this.

Happy hunting!