Messier 48 (NGC2548) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1500 light years away in the constellation of Hydra.
It is referred to as M(48) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2548) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Globular Cluster's location is 08:13.8 (R.A.) and -05:48 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 5.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 54.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
(M48,NGC2548) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(08:13.8), Dec(-05:48) and its distance is calculated 1.5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 54.0.
|Name||Messier 48 (NGC2548)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1771|