Messier 48 (also known as M 48 or NGC 2548) is an w:open cluster in the w:Hydra constellation. It was discovered by w:Charles Messier in w:1771. M48 is visible to the w:naked eye under good atmospheric conditions. Its age is estimated to amount 300 million years.

Messier 48
Observation data (w:J2000 epoch)
Right ascension08h 13.7m
Declination-05° 45′
Distance1.5 kly (460 Pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)5.5
Apparent dimensions (V)54.0′
Notable features-
Other designationsNGC 2548

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