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

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Focal reducers: 6.3 reducer Celestron

Software: photoshop  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Noel's Tools  ·  5.00 Images Plus


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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