(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2360 - 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 03h04 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 2360
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 7.2  size 13'
Position: RA 07:18  DEC -15:38
At ~8° E of Sirius. This cluster appear much like a small nebula or a small galaxy. This aspect comes from the great proximity of stars inside NGC 2360 and their low brightness. Obviously, any individual star cannot be observed, with the exception if 2 stars located at the center and a third at the east, all observed with averted vision. Moreover, NGC 2360 presents a light stretching in an axis E-W. Variable star GZ CMa, near the object, is quite visible with my binoculars tonight.
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