Messier 48

Object:   M48 (NGC 2548) Date:               2019 February 26
Type:              Open cluster
Constellation:           Hydra Time & altitude:        22.20 UT     32º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                8h 14m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                -5º 48 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     5.8 Eyepiece       17mm Ethos              x120
            Size (mins)    54 Filters:            None


This cluster is partly resolved in the 50mm finder, indicating some bright stars are present. The cluster seems to overflow the 50 arcmin field of the 17mm Ethos so is not well seen. I estimate there are 200 stars on show with no really faint members. There are chains of brighter stars running WSW-ENE.