|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.
Last Modification: March 11, 2009