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
Object Type: Open Cluster
Distance: 2,870 light-years away
Discovered in: 1772
The open cluster Messier 50 is made up of about 200 stars. It is bright but pretty loose so it