Canis Major

The Greater Dog

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Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
EZ-Canis Majoris06:9.2-23 56Nebulosity around a Wolf-Reyet star4.9KLYJanuary 15 2015Wiruna 25 inch Obsession22mm PanopticObserved this through a very large telescope belonging to a member of the Astronomical Society of NSW. Large arc of nebulosity.
NGC220706:16.4-21 22Galaxy10.74.3' x 2.9'107MLYJanuary 8 2000Wiruna 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslEasy to see in a very starry field. Elongated. Quite bright.
NGC221706:21.7-27 14Galaxy10.44.8' x 4.4'54MLYFebruary 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAFaint haze; possibly oval in shape.
NGC222306:24.6-22 50Galaxy11.43.3' x 3.0'54MLYSeptember 23 2006Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAA small, faint glow in a very rich field. Higher power failed to show more.
NGC228306:45.9-18 14Galaxy12.22.8x2.0'January 10 1999Mt Keira 16" f4.5 Dobsonian25mmPl[Observed through a friend's telescope] We thought we could glimpse it amid a small triangle of stars; a faint smudge a few arcminutes across.
NGC2287; M4106:47.0-20 44Open Cluster4.538'1.6KLYApril 5 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlLarge and bright. Fills the field of view.
NGC235407:14.3-25 44Open Cluster6.520'6KLYJanuary 20 2001Barren Grounds 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslHard to pick out from background stars in a dark sky. Large, loose, unimpressive.
NGC236207:18.8-24 57Open Cluster + nebulosity4.18.0'5KLYJanuary 20 2001Barren Grounds 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/9.7mmSPRound loose cluster with a bright star at the centre. This star appears to have a faint companion at higher power. Nebulosity is apparent.