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Catalogue and alternative designations

NGC 2362

Type Open cluster
Position 07 18.6, -24 59
Constellation Canis Major
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a LRGB image with Luminance = Red = Green = Blue = 40 minutes all binned 2x2.
Description NGC 2362 is an impressive open cluster of about 40 stars centered on the 4th magnitude bright star Tau Canis Majoris. It's about 8 arcminutes across and approximately 5000 light years distant.