The open cluster M 48

Image of M 48
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 28 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 48 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:54 (EDT) – 3 hours and 56 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 28° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:43.

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Name M 48
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2548
Cr 179
Mel 85
Position
Constellation:Hydra
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [3]
6.11 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.31
Right ascension:08h13m [2]
Declination:-05°45' [2]
Distance:770.0 parsec
2510.2 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.63
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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