The Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Tau Canis Majoris Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Tau Canis Majoris Cluster is visible between 21:20 and 01:00. It will become accessible around 21:20, when it rises to an altitude of 17° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 23:08, 22° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 01:00 when it sinks below 18° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Tau Canis Majoris Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Mexican Jumping Star
C 64
NGC 2362
Cr 136
Mel 65
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:4.10 (V) [3]
Right ascension:07h18m [2]
Declination:-24°57' [2]
Distance:1.5 kpc
4.8 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-6.75




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