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Caldwell 50 Facts

Caldwell 50 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5200 Ly light years away in the constellation of Monoceros.

It is also referred to as NGC(2244) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Open Cluster's location is 6:31:54 (R.A.) and 4:56 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.80 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 24 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File


NameCaldwell 50
TypeOpen Cluster
NGC Id2244
ConstellationMonoceros
Right Ascension6:31:54
Declination4:56
Distance (Lt.Yr)5200 Ly
Apparent Dimension24
Visual / Apparent Magnitude4.80
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2244


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