(IAAC) Obj: M48 (NGC 2548) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/28/2000  22.05 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5-4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): M48 (NGC 2548)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Hya
Data: mag 5.8  size 54'.0
Position: RA 08:14  DEC -05:48
Pretty cluster in Hydra almost filling the field of view at 49X. The stars
of M48 form all sorts of small strings and groups, including a pentagon shaped
asterism toward the west side and a letter 'A' in the center.
Overall the cluster's stars are of pretty much the same brightness. Good 
low power field.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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