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|
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.
|NGC2362 / Open Cluster, type f, I 3 r|
|R.A.||07h 18m 48.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-24° 57' 00" (2000.0)|
|# of Stars||60|