NGC : Tau CMa (NGC2362)

Celestial motion
Date: 2021-01-18
Astronomical night: 18:49 - 05:53 (GMT -5)
Tau CMa (NGC2362) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
Rise18:55120° (Southeast)
Set04:12240° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

23:33

28°

180° (South)

Elevation

Tau CMa (NGC2362) Celestial motion
Information about Tau CMa (NGC2362)

General information

NGC2362 is the open cluster at magnitude 4 that is placed in Canis Major constellation and has apparent size of 8 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

Tonight, 2021-01-18, cluster NGC2362 will rise at southeast at 18:55 and will sink below the horizon at southwest at 04:12. Maximum elevation, 28° above horizon, will be reached at 23:33, when cluster will be placed at south.
 

Tau CMa (NGC2362) on the sky map

Tau CMa (NGC2362) on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Tau CMa

Constellation

Canis Major

Magnitude

4

Apparent size8'
Right ascension7h 18m 41s
Declination-24° 57′ 18″

Catalogues

Messier

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC2362

International Catalogue (IC)