M50 - An Open cluster in Monoceros

Updated: Jan 26

Messier 50 is an open cluster in Monoceros. It is not often photographed and is located not far from the more popular Rosette Nebula.


Object Designation: M50

Constellation: Monoceros

Object Type: Open Cluster

Distance: 2,870 light-years away

Magnitude: 5.9

Discovered in: 1772


The open cluster Messier 50 is made up of about 200 stars. It is bright but pretty loose so it