The Heart-Shaped Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Heart-Shaped Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Heart-Shaped Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:44 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 38° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:50.

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Name Heart-Shaped Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 50
NGC 2323
Cr 124
Mel 58
Position
Constellation:Monoceros
Magnitude:5.90 (V) [3]
6.27 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.37
Right ascension:07h02m [2]
Declination:-08°21' [2]
Distance:950.0 parsec
3097.0 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.99

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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