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Messier 50 (NGC2323) Facts

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude 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.

Fact File

NameMessier 50 (NGC2323)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id50
NGC Id2323
Right Ascension07:03.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)3200
Apparent Dimension16.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1711
DiscovererG.D. Cassini

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