M50, NGC 2323

Noirlab_noao-m50_1024

noirlab_noao-m50 September 18th, 2020

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

M50 is an open cluster in the constellation Monoceros. A modest-sized cluster of perhaps a couple of hundred stars, M50 is about 3000 light-years away and around 20 light-years across. More imaginative eyes have referred to it as 'heart-shaped'. This approximately true-color picture was created from twelve images taken in the BVR pass-bands at the Burrell Schmidt Telescope of Case Western Reserve University's Warner and Swasey Observatory. The Burrell Schmidt Telescope is located on Kitt Peak, near Tucson, Arizona. The images were taken in September 1997.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m50/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M50 NGC 2323
Noirlab_noao-m50_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 2m 48.3s
DEC = -8° 22’ 55.4”
Orientation
North is 2.0° CCW
Field of View
34.7 x 34.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Burrell Schmidt Telescope (None) Optical (R) -
Green Burrell Schmidt Telescope (None) Optical (V) -
Blue Burrell Schmidt Telescope (None) Optical (B) -
Noirlab_noao-m50_1280
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ID
noao-m50
Subject Category
Subject Name
M50, NGC 2323
Credits
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-09-18T02:07:21
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m50/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Burrell Schmidt Telescope, Burrell Schmidt Telescope, Burrell Schmidt Telescope
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, V, B
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
105.7012732, -8.382049693
Reference Dimension
2048.0, 2048.0
Reference Pixel
999.9182129, 916.8425751
Scale
-0.000282, 0.000282
Rotation
2.020248871
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m50
Metadata Date
2020-09-30T12:30:56.206320
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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