Messier 50 (NGC2323) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 3200 light years away in the constellation of Monoceros.
It is referred to as M(50) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(2323) 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 07:03.2 (R.A.) and -08:20 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 16.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
(M50,NGC2323) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1711 by G.D. Cassini. It's location is RA(07:03.2), Dec(-08:20) and its distance is calculated 3.2 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 16.0.
|Name||Messier 50 (NGC2323)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1711|