M48 (Open cluster)

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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 San Diego , M48 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:43 (PST), 35° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:24, 51° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:23, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M48
Object type Open cluster
Other names
NGC 2548[3]
Cr 179[4]
Mel 85[5]
Right ascension:08h13m [3]
Declination:-05°45' [3]
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [5]
6.11 (B) [3]
Distance:770.0 parsec
2510.2 lightyrs [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.31
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.63
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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