Messier 41 (M 41)

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 41 in the constellation Canis Major.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster M 41 in the constellation Canis Major is located fairly low in the sky, even below Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. With the help of Sirius, M 41 should be easy to find (provided that Sirius is already visible).

Size: 40' / 30' (Stoyan / Karkoschka)
Distance: 2,300 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 41 below Sirius (Canis Major)

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I observed (my impression was much fainter than the sketch): Sketch of M 41 by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I have only the author's permission to link to this sketch.

 

My Own Observations

Observations February to Mid-March 2017

Observations End of March 2017

 

References

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