NGC/IC Objects

NGC 2354: Open Star Cluster (Canis Major) RA: 07h 14.3m / DEC: -25° 41'.5
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 2354 fills the sketch at left. This 6.5 magnitude open cluster is presented as viewed at 129X with my 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. The 20' diameter cluster fills more than half the field produced by my 8.8-mm Meade UWA eyepiece. Forty-nine stars are recorded in the drawing, including several 9th and 10th magnitude sparklers which are the brightest in the cluster. The majority chime in at a modest 12th magnitude. NGC 2354 is conveniently located just 39' due north of 4.5 magnitude 27 Canis Majoris.

NGC 2353 NGC 2355


Navigation Image, see text links below Web Links Glossary Sketching Astrophotography Planetary Observing Deep-sky Observing Getting Started About Cosmic Voyage Home

Home | About Cosmic Voyage | Getting Started | Deep-sky Observing | Planetary Observing | Astrophotography | Sketching | Glossary | Web Links


Layout, design & revisions © W. D. Ferris
Comments and Suggestions:

Revised: February 3, 2003 [WDF]