Open Cluster in Monoceros
Messier 50 is a nice open cluster for telescopes of all sizes. It lies about 3200 light years away, and it is about 20 light years in diameter. It contains mainly white and blue-white stars, but a few red giant and yellow stars are seen as well.
|Distance (light yrs)
Image details: 19 exposures of 90 seconds at ISO 1600,
taken with a Canon 400D camera through a Meade
12” telescope at f/5.4.