Tau Canis Majoris (NGC 2362)

Tau Canis Majoris (NGC 2362)

NGC 2362 is a small compact open cluster in Canis Major that surrounds the star Tau Canis Majoris.

The stars in NGC 2362 are mostly massive blue/ white, O and B stars, are less than 5 million years old and are at a distance of 4500 light years.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   15 x 300 sec .   Feb 2020.

Location.   (Wiruna) N.S.W.