Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Canis Major (CMa)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2362  ·  The star τCMa
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NGC2362

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Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron C11 Celestron
Imaging Cameras
40D Canon
Mounts
CGEM Celestron
Accessories
6.3 reducer Celestron
Software
photoshop · Deep Sky Stacker · Noel's Tools · 5.00 Images Plus
Guiding Cameras
Orion Star Shooter

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 8, 2011
Frames:
15x140" (35') ISO1600
Integration:
35'
Avg. Moon age:
4.85 days
Avg. Moon phase:
24.34%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 532937

RA center: 07h18m45s.6

DEC center: -24°5822

Orientation: 137.888 degrees

Field radius: 0.445 degrees

Resolution: 449x340

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Description

NGC2362 (also known as Caldwell 64) is an open cluster in the constellation Canis Major. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. Its brightest star is Tau Canis Majoris, and therefore it is sometimes called the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster. NGC 2362 has a distance of 1.48 kpc and is a relatively young 4–5 million years in age. It is a massive open cluster, with more than 500 solar masses.

Observation Notes : Pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat compressed, round at 165X. Tau CMA and about 45 stars. Tau has dark band around it, then cluster members. Tau has two companions that form almost a straight line. Tau is white, the two comes are bluish and both are on one side of Tau. Having a bright triple star in the center of a cluster is quite unique. Discovered by Giovanni Battista Hodierna before 1654.

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