M 50

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Object identification (680kB)

Object data of M50

Object type: open star cluster (II3r)
Size: 16'
Magnitude: 5.9 mag
Constellation: Mon
Distance: 3,000 Ly
Notes: The above image shows two reflection nebulae in the neighbourhood of the bright open star cluster M50:
  • vdB87
  • NGC2316

Exposure data

Date: 2010-02-21
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: EOS1000D (ISO400)
Mount: WAM 650
Exposure time: 44x2m
Exposure time total: 1h 28m