NGC 2362 - Canis Major Cluster

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster NGC 2362, called Tau Canis Major Cluster, in the constellation Canis Major/Great Dog.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster NGC 2362, called Tau Canis Major Cluster, in the constellation Canis Major/Great Dog calls at least for a telescope, a larger one is even better. Admittedly, I did not see much more than an "L" shape in my telescopes...

Size: 8' (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,100 light years (Stoyan)
Ranking: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

NGC 2362, the Tau Canis Major cluster in the constellation Canis Major

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I observed: Sketch of NGC 2362 by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

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

 

My Own Observations

Observations End of March 2017

 

References

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