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 morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:30, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:12, 43° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 30° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M 48
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 2548
Cr 179
Mel 85
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




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