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M48 Open Star Cluster, 





    
        

            AlBroxton

M48 Open Star Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:80mm EON Orion

Imaging camera:40D Canon

Mount:CGEM Celestron

Focal reducer:6.3 reducer Celestron

Software:photoshop

Resolution: 900x571

Dates:Feb. 20, 2011

Frames: 26x60"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.17%

Astrometry.net job: 597585

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Description

Messier 48 (also known as M 48 or NGC 2548) is an open cluster in the Hydra constellation. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1771. There is actually no cluster in the position indicated by Messier. The value that he gave for the right ascension matches that of NGC 2548, however, his Credit for discovery is sometimes given instead to Caroline Herschel in 1783. M48 is visible to the naked eye under good atmospheric conditions. Its age is estimated to amount 300 million years.
Observation Notes : Somewhat scattered, Very Bright, can be seen naked eye, 12 stars are resolved in 8X50 finder, many chains of stars, little compressed, 7 *'s near center form an arch or boomerang shape. One * 9 mag orange at 60X.

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