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Messier 50 (M50, NGC2323)


Messier 50 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 3.2 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 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. Messier 50 was discovered in 1711 by G.D. Cassini. 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 .

(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
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id50
NGC Id2323
ConstellationMonoceros
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension07:03.2
Declination-08:20
Distance (Lt.Yr)3.2
Visual Brightness9.3
Apparent Dimension16.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1711
DiscovererG.D. Cassini