Messier 50 (M 50)

Introduction | Map | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 50 in the constellation Monoceros/Unicorn.

 

Introduction

The constellation Monoceros/Unicorn is also one of the constellation that were unknown to me. It contains the open star cluster M 50, according to Stoyan, a brilliant bright cluster, which I can confirm. Stoyan even writes of a "jewel of the winter sky," which is wrongly often ignored.

Size: 20' (Stoyan)
Distance: 3,000 light years
Rating: ***

 

Map

The open star cluster M 50 in the constellation Monoceros/Unicorn (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018)

         

M 50 (Monoceros), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018), originals reduced to 600 x 450 pixels; confirmed using Karkoschka, www.astroimages.de/de/gallery/M50.html, and All sky plate solver.

Sony RX10 M4 (February 12, 2021)

    

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400

 

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400, processed

 

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO, 12 photos stacked in Affinity Photo (average)

 

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, 12 photos stacked in Affinity Photo (average), processed

Photo data: M mode with 1 s and f/4, 600 mm, ISO 6400, long-time noise suppression off, manual focus

eVscope

         

M 50 - Mar 14, 2020

 

M 50 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 50 - Feb 17, 2021

   

M 50 - Mar 14, 2020, processed

 

M 50 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

 

M 50 - Feb 17, 2021, photo left processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations End of March 2017

Observations March/April 2018

Observations February 2019

Observations February to March 2020

Observations January to February 2021

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018)

         

M 50 (Monoceros), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018), originals reduced to 600 x 450 pixels; confirmed using Karkoschka, www.astroimages.de/de/gallery/M50.html, and All sky plate solver.

Sony RX10 M4 (February 12, 2021)

    

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400

 

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400, processed

 

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO, 12 photos stacked in Affinity Photo (average)

 

M 50 with Sony RX10 M4, 12 photos stacked in Affinity Photo (average), processed

Photo data: M mode with 1 s and f/4, 600 mm, ISO 6400, long-time noise suppression off, manual focus

eVscope

         

M 50 - Feb 17, 2020

 

M 50 - Feb 19, 2020

 

M 50 - Feb 19, 2020, processed

         

M 50 - Mar 12, 2020

 

M 50 - Mar 14, 2020

 

M 50 - Mar 18, 2020

           
   

M 50 - Mar 14, 2020, processed

 

M 50 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

     

M 50 - Feb 17, 2021

 

M 50 - Feb 17, 2021, photo left processed