Basic object information
Name: M 48
Type of object: Open cluster
Magnitude: 5.8
Size: 54.0'
Number of stars: 80
Magnitude of brightest star: 8.2
Object classification: I 2 m
Description: Cl,vL,pRi,pmC,* 9..13
Notes: Messier wrong position by 4 deg in dec;50* 9-13mag;H VI 22

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 08h 13m 42.0s
Declination: -5 45' 00"

Constellation: Hydra

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 20/21.2.2003 23:05

Telescope: 16" Dobson f 4.5

Magn: 46x


Field: 59'

NE Lim.mag: 5.0

Background sky: 5

Seeing: 3

Height: 22
Visuality: I

Weather: -4C

A large open cluster, somewhat scattered. Many chains of stars, little compressed. Stars 9 to 13th mag. No fuzzy backround.

Suuri kokoinen hajanainen avonainen. Monia tähtiketjuja, hiukan keskittynyt. Tähtiä yhdeksästä kolmeentoista magnitudiin. Ei glowta.