The open cluster M 48

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 28 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 48 is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 26° below the horizon at dawn.

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Name M 48
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2548[3]
Cr 179[4]
Mel 85[5]
Position
Constellation:Hydra
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [5]
6.11 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.31
Right ascension:08h13m [3]
Declination:-05°45' [3]
Distance:770.0 parsec
2510.2 lightyrs [2]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.63
Visibility from Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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