Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Canis Major (CMa)  ·  Contains:  29 UW CMa  ·  30 tau CMa  ·  NGC 2362  ·  The star 29CMa  ·  The star τCMa
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Tau Canis Majoris Cluster - NGC 2362, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum
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Tau Canis Majoris Cluster - NGC 2362

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Tau Canis Majoris Cluster - NGC 2362, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum
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Tau Canis Majoris Cluster - NGC 2362

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C9.25 SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183MC Pro (cooled)  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM

Mounts: Orion HDX110 EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Ultra-mini Guidescope 30mm Ultra-mini Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: Starizona HyperStar

Software: Stark Labs Nebulocity 4  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD 2.6  ·  DSS

Filters: Baader UV/IR-Cut/L Filter


Dates:Feb. 18, 2020Feb. 23, 2020

Frames:
241x30" (2h 30")
Astronomik H Alpha 12 nm: 190x60" (3h 10') (gain: 139.00) -20C

Integration: 5h 10' 30"

Darks: 50

Flats: 50

Bias: 500

Avg. Moon age: 27.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.03%


Astrometry.net job: 3311686

RA center: 7h 18' 41"

DEC center: -24° 57' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.921 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.776 degrees

Field radius: 0.809 degrees


Resolution: 5304x3444

Locations: Papago Butte, near Maricopa, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here we have the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster or NGC 2362. This is a very interesting cluster which is likely to be less than 10-million years old. The cluster is located within the enormous Hii region of the galaxy which is known as Sh2-310. The central star, Tau Canis Majoris, a type O supergiant has evolved off the main sequence. This compact cluster has approximately 500 members and is located approximately 4,900 light years from us.

I originally imaged the cluster using a OSC camera. I was thinking that if the cluster was located within Sh2-310, then perhaps I could get some hydrogen in NB. So I went back and did several hours of that and did the combination in PixInsight. The original image shown was from the OSC without the H-alpha.

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Tau Canis Majoris Cluster - NGC 2362, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum