NGC 2362

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Object data of NGC2362

Object type: Open star cluster (I3r)
Size: 8'
Magnitude: 4.1 mag
Constellation: CMa
Distance: 4,500 Ly
Notes: NGC 2362 is an open cluster in the constellation Canis Major. Its brightest star is Tau Canis Majoris, and therefore it is sometimes called the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster. NGC 2362 has a distance of 4,500 Ly and is relatively young with an age of 45 million years.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-05
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 20x2min / R 6x2min / G 6x2min / B 6x2min
Exposure time total: 1h 16min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl