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Last update: 2017-06-28

VdS FG

- Open Clusters & Asterisms (CMa) -

And (3) Cep (22) Cyg (22) Lyr (2) Sct (4) Vir (1)
Aql (7) CMa (3) Del (1) Mon (7) Ser (2) Vul (8)
Aqr (1) CMi (1) Dra (1) Oph (3) Sge (1)
Aur (6) Cnc (3) Gem (8) Ori (11) Sgr (5)
Cam (4) Com (1) Her (3) Peg (1) Tau (6)
Cap (1) Crv (1) Hya (1) Per (13) Tri (1)
Cas (21) CVn (1) Lac (6) Pup (6) UMi (1)

M41 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 40×40'
Name: M41, NGC2287
Type: OC
Constellation: CMa
Coordinates: 06h46m01.00s / -20°45'24.0"
Brightness / Size: v4.5 mag / 38.0×38.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Evident, partly resolved with very good contrast to the surroundings. Few members with direct vision, with averted vision many faint members.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Evident, concentrated towards the middle. Brighter and moderately bright stars arranged in chains. Slightly aside of the center an orange colored star. Visual size about 30'.
EASY

NGC2204 (OC)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 25×25'
Name: NGC2204, Melotte 44, H7.13
Type: OC
Constellation: CMa
Coordinates: 06h15m33.00s / -18°39'54.0"
Brightness / Size: v8.6 mag / 13.0×13.0'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: Close to a field star located northwest of the cluster. The cluster itself appeared as a less evident, compact brightening.
MODERATE

NGC2360 (OC)

DSS
© DSS I - 20×20'
Name: NGC2360, H7.12
Type: OC
Constellation: CMa
Coordinates: 07h17m43.00s / -15°38'30.0"
Brightness / Size: v7.2 mag / 13.0×13.0'
4.5" f/8, 28x, NELM 5.0+
SQM-L 18.7, NELM 4.0, Moon (60% illuminated): Quite well resolvable with averted vision, many faint members. But overall less evident and rather faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 20.2: At 37x evident with mainly fainter stars, good contrast to the surrounding, concentrated, many faint stars visible with averted vision. At 100x completely resolved.
EASY