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Messier M48

M48 (NGC 2548) is a Open Cluster located in the constellation Hydra, is best viewed during Early Spring, and is magnitude 5.5. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 54' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. N/A
      1. Type:
      2. Open Cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2548
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 5.5
      1. Size:
      2. 54'
      1. RA:
      2. 8h 13.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. -5 48'
      1. Season:
      2. Early Spring

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