The Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC2362)

Image of the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Tau Canis Majoris Cluster is visible between 21:19 and 01:57. It will become accessible around 21:19, when it rises to an altitude of 18° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:38, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 01:57 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

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Name The Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC2362)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Tau Canis Majoris Cluster
The Mexican Jumping Star
C 64[5]
NGC 2362[2]
Cr 136[3]
Mel 65[4]
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:4.10 (V) [5]
Right ascension:07h18m [2]
Declination:-24°57' [2]
Distance:1.5 kpc
4.8 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-6.75
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.






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