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Messier 48 (M48, NGC2548)


Messier 48 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1.5 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 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. Messier 48 was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. 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 .

(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.

Fact File


NameMessier 48
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id48
NGC Id2548
ConstellationHydra
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension08:13.8
Declination-05:48
Distance (Lt.Yr)1.5
Visual Brightness5.5
Apparent Dimension54.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1771
DiscovererCharles Messier