NGC 2360

Open Cluster NGC 2360 (= CH 2 = H VII.12), type 'g', in Canis Major

[NGC 2360, Kohle/Credner]
Right Ascension 07 : 17.8
Declination -15 : 37 (deg:m)
Distance 6.15 (kly)
Visual Brightness 7.2 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 13 (arc min)

Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.

Caroline Herschel discovered this cluster on February 26, 1783, and included it in her list as No. 2. This cluster was her first original discovery of a deepsky object. Her brother William included it in his catalog as H VII.12.

The image in this page was obtained by Till Credner and Sven Kohle. It was cropped from a larger image, which they had obtained within their Constellation Canis Major photography. This color film image was taken by Till Credner from Calar Alto on October 29, 1995 (5:03 UT) with a 55mm f/3.5 lens, exposed 10 min on Kodak Ektachrome 400 Elite. The original field of view was 24 x 35 deg.

  • More images from Till Credner and Sven Kohle

  • Jean-Claude Mermilliod's WEBDA cluster page for NGC 2360
  • SIMBAD Data of NGC 2360
  • Publications on NGC 2360 (NASA ADS)
  • Observing Reports for NGC 2360 (IAAC Netastrocatalog)
  • NGC Online data for NGC 2360

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