(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2362 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation:  2005/02/06 02h52 UT
Location of site: St-Joseph-de-Coleraine (Qc) Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): NGC 2362
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 4.1  size 8'
Position: RA 07:19  DEC -24:57
At ~2½° N of Wezen (Delta CMa). In the first moments of the observation, it does not seem to see of unspecified object, just a star of magv ~ 4 naming Tau CMa. By using the averted vision, I see a weak nebulosity surrounding Tau CMa, which is rather particular. To validate this observation, I have remakes the same exercise on stars bordering NGC 2362 and the effect missed. I am able individually to observe 2 stars, Tau CMa and a less luminous second star at the position 10h (SAO 173464). I compare this object, seemingly, with NGC 7023 in Cepheus.
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