Located in the
constellation of Monoceros is an open cluster of stars known as
M50. This cluster is estimated to contain about 200 stars. It is
about 10 light-years in diameter and is believed to be located
around 3,000 light-years from Earth. The appearance of this
cluster has been described as a heart-shape. With a magnitude of
6.3, M50 is easily visible with a pair of binoculars. Telescopes
will reveal more of the fainter members of the group.