Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2362 (Open Cluster in Canis Major)


Date & Time: Dec 22 2004, from 26:02 to 26:11 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 2 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto




NGC2362 / Open Cluster, type f, I 3 r
R.A.07h 18m 48.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-24° 57' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.0'
Real SizeN/A
# of Stars60
Magnitude4.1
DistanceN/A
A small open cluster of NGC2362 is positioned in 2.7degrees northeast of delta Cma, near the Milky Way in winter. The cluster has a diameter of 8 arc minutes, about 60 member stars are surrounding a central star with 4th magnitude. You cannot resolve individual stars with binoculars, needed a small telescope with low magnification.




Around NGC2354

NGC2420


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