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 Ashburn , M 48 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:54 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:24, 45° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:12, when it sinks to 21° 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)[2]
6.11 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.31
Right Ascension:08h13m [1]
Declination:-05°45' [1]
Distance:770.0 parsec
2510.2 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.63




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