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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.
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)
NGC 2362, the Tau Canis Major cluster in the constellation Canis Major (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)
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.