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Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra

Messier 48 is a Open Cluster in the Hydra constellation. Messier 48 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Messier 48
Open Cluster
Hydra
  • Messier 48 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 18° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 5.8, Messier 48 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra

Photometric information of Messier 48

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 48 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

6.11
5.8

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of Messier 48

The following table reports Messier 48 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 48 is a visual representation of it.
28.2 arcmin
28.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 48

The image below is a photograph of Messier 48 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.94x0.94 degrees (56.4x56.4 arcmins).

Image of Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of Messier 48 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (28.2 arcmin) and minor (28.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 48

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 48 are provided in the following table:

08h 13m 42s
-05° 45’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 48 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra.

Finder chart Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra.

Rise ans set times of Messier 48 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.8°
Max altitude: 32.8°
Azimuth: 264.2°
Messier 48 - Open Cluster in Hydra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom