Hershel 400 Objects in Canis Major


Abbreviations in the CON column are the IAU versions.
The column TYPE has following abbreviations:
OPNCL = open cluster PLNNB = planetary nebula GLOCL = globular cluster CL+NB = open cluster and nebulosity BRTNB = bright emission or reflection nebula
Hubble Classification for galaxies or GALXY where no classification existed.

In the Herschel Column the Classes are:
I = Bright Nebulae III = Very Faint Nebulae V = Very Large
Nebulae
VII = Pretty Much Compressed
Clusters of Large or Small Stars
II = Faint Nebulae IV = Planetary Nebulae VI = Very Compressed and Rich Clusters of Stars VIII = Coarsely Scattered
Clusters of Stars
NGC_#
Con
Type
RA_2000
Declination
Mag
Size
Hershel_#
Observation Notes
2204 CMA OPNCL 06 15.7 -18 39 8.6 13.0' H VII 13 not much, "K" shape, 30 stars and somewhat milky backround, orange 9 mag * to one side.
2354 CMA OPNCL 07 14.3 -25 44 6.5 20.0' H VII 16 Bright, large, not compressed at 100X. 40 * in Milky Way field, several dark lanes in group with nice chains of stars. Just seen in 10X50 binoculars.
2360 CMA OPNCL 07 17.8 -15 37 7.2 13.0' H VII 12 Bright, large, compressed, rich and round. Easy in 8X50 finder. At 100X there are about 20 pretty bright stars with another 50 for fill in. This is a winter favorite.
2362 CMA OPNCL 07 18.8 -24 57 4.1 8.0' H VII 17 pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat compressed, round at 165X. Tau CMA and about 45 stars. Tau has dark band around it, then cluster members. Tau has two companions that form almost a straight line. Tau is white, the two comes are bluish and both are on one side of Tau. Having a bright triple star in the center of a cluster is quite unique and I return to this object often.