Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2383 & NGC 2384
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 8.4 & 7.4
Size: 5.0' & 5.0'

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 07h 24m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -20 57' 00"

Constellation: Canis Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.2.2005 23:10

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 64x


Field: 47'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 40
Visuality: II
Weather: +10C, windy

These two clusters lie on the very rich field. NGC 2383 is a moderate cluster, there are six stars and strong background glow visible. It's somewhat elongated in W-E direction. NGC 2384 is a poor cluster just 8' to NE from NGC 2383. It contains of two 7 mag and few fainter stars.