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Re: (IAAC) Object: NGC2362 (OC) INST: 85mm APO refractor f/7



Todd Gross wrote:
> Steve, this is much appreciated. I was really surprised by this cluster.
> Even though it is
> visible here in the north (i'm back now) .. I never strove to see it in the
> cold. I am just about
> to get my 18", and was curious as to how it looks in larger aperture.
>
> Todd
>
> At 04:57 PM 12/3/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >Todd;
> >
> >Glad to see that you are getting some southern goodies
> >observed with in the Bahamas.  Hope you are having fun.  Here is
> >an observation of 2362 with my 13".
> >
> >NGC 2362 pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat compressed, round at
> >165X. Tau CMA and about 45 stars.  Tau has dark band around it, then
> >cluster members.  Tau has two companions that form almost a straight
> >line.  Tau  is white, the two comes are bluish and both are on one
> >side of Tau.  Having a bright triple star in the center of a cluster
> >is quite unique and I return to this object often.
> >
> >Lots of fun;
> >Steve
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>
> thanks!
> -Todd
>
> Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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>
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NGC 2362 is one of my favorite open clusters.  I love the three dimensional
effect of stars fading into infinity that observing this cluster in large
aperture telescopes invokes.
Dave Mitsky
ASH, DVAA
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