M50 (NGC 2323) - Heart-Shaped Cluster
Messier 50 (NGC 2323), also known as the Heart-Shaped Cluster, is an open cluster located in the constellation Monocerus, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M50 is 2,870 light years away from Earth.
M50 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 5.9, and can be viewed with naked eye (barely). M50 is 16' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.