Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Canis Major (CMa)  ·  Contains:  30 tau CMa  ·  NGC 2362  ·  NGC2362  ·  The star τCMa
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NGC 2362,   The Tau Canis-Majoris Cluster, 



    
        

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NGC 2362, The Tau Canis-Majoris Cluster

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NGC 2362, The Tau Canis-Majoris Cluster

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK CT10

Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon Modul Finder 50/230

Guiding cameras: Lacerta M-Gen

Focal reducers: Tele Vue Parracor 1.15

Software: Guide 9.0  ·  Artemis Capture  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 1.25" Type IIc

Accessory: Atik EFW2-1 9x1.25"


Dates:March 7, 2021

Frames:Astronomik LRGB 1.25" Type IIc: 80x60" (1h 20') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 20'

Darks: ~-20

Flats: ~80

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 23.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.29%


Astrometry.net job: 4300971

RA center: 7h 18' 43"

DEC center: -24° 56' 35"

Pixel scale: 1.149 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.107 degrees

Field radius: 0.463 degrees


Resolution: 2047x2047

Locations: Homeobservatory , Roding, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Mit -25° Declination und maximal 16° Horizonthöhe ein schwieriges Objekt hier in Bayern. Im Zentrum des Haufen befindet sich Tau Canis-Majoris.
Ein mit 50 Sonnenmassen blauer Supergigant, 280 000 facher Sonnenleuchtkraft, 32000° Oberflächentemperatur der Spektralklasse O9.
Mit einer Entfernung von 5000 Lichtjahren soll er zum Haufen gehören.
Um Ihn herum gruppieren sich rund 30 Sterne zwischen 9 und 12 mag.
Insgesamt sollen es einige hundert sein. Haufen ist mit 4 bis 5 Millionen Jahren noch sehr jung. Auch optisch ein wunderbares Objekt.

With -25 ° declination and a maximum of 16 ° horizon height a difficult object here in Bavaria. In the center of the Cluster is Tau Canis-Majoris. A blue super giant with 50 solar masses, 280,000 times the solar luminosity, 32,000 ° surface temperature of the spectral class O9. At a distance of 5000 light years, it should belong to the cluster. Around 30 stars between 9 and 12 mag are grouped around it. In total there should be a few hundred. The Cluster is very young at 4 to 5 million years old. Also optically a wonderful object.

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NGC 2362,   The Tau Canis-Majoris Cluster, 



    
        

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