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Messier Catalog M50

M50 (NGC 2323)

Messier M50 (NGC 2323) is a open cluster located in the constellation Monocerus, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M50 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 7.0*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 16' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 2323
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 7.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 16'
      1. RA:
      2. 7h 3.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -8 20'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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