Open cluster M50

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, January 1, 2017

M50 (NGC 2323, Collinder 124 and others) is a class II 3 r open cluster located approximately 3,200 light-years away in Monoceros.

The small nebula at the top right is NGC 2316/2317.

The small nebula at the bottom right is van den Bergh 87.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on December 29th and 31st, 2016 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.


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