M50 is an open cluster located in constellation Monoceros, visually not far from the brightest star Sirius. It was catalogued by Charles Messier in 1772 and it’s approximately 3000 light-years away from Earth. The latest research was conducted in 2012 and confirmed that the cluster contains 508 stars – you can try to count them.
|Telescope:||Newton 254/1000 mm|
|Focal length:||1000 mm|
|Autoguiding||ZWO 174MM, TS 60/240 mm|
|Camera:||ZWO ASI071MC Pro|
|Filters:||UV IR cut|