Photo by Pittendreigh
HOW TO FIND IT:
M48 is in the middle of nowhere. That is what makes it a challenge.
It is about half way between Sirius and Regulus, which covers a lot of sky!
Use binoculars and a little patience. The other open clusters of winter have been so easy to find because they are near guide stars. M48 will be easy to relocate once you've seen it.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
M48, like many of the open clusters in Messier's list, is best viewed in low power.