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NGC 2367

NGC 2367, Cl Collinder 137, C 0718-218, Ocl 621, COCD 135, VIII 27, GC 1516

RA: 07h 20m 6s
Dec: −21° 53′ 0″

Con: Canis Major
Ch: MSA:344, U2:319, SA:19

Ref: SIMBAD, Collinder (1931), DAML02, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

(reference key)

Type: open cluster, 23m

Mag: B=7.98, V=7.9

Size: 5′
PA: ?

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H VIII-027

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "a small cluster of scattered stars, not rich, nor very compressed."

Published comments

Trumpler, R.J. (1928)

Trumpler (Lick Obs Bul, Vol 14, No. 420) gives the diameter as 4.5' and the class as 2 3 pE.

Vogt, N. & Moffat, A.F.J. (1972/3)

Vogt. N. & Moffat, AFJ (1972), "Southern Open Star Clusters I." Astron.Astrophys.Suppl., 7, 133-167. [image, table]

They derive a distance of 2.86 pkc and note that it "lies somewhat outside the extension of the local arm of the Galaxy."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 8.0 mag open cluster.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - V-shaped cl in lg wk dk cloud @ 50x. 140x: 20 *s m9.5+ led by br pair on W side; 4' diam. dk area is 30'x15' elong NE-SW, cl nr center. 7' N of cl is little knot of four *s (two brtst m11) in center of dk patch N of cl. other smlr dk spots in 2-deg fld. 15' SW is another nice roughly = m7 pair. BS, 27Feb1990, LCO.

25cm - vnice cl that stands out @ 47x. 180x: dominated by fairly br = pair (pa90; 3" sep). 17 *s overall in 3' area. Roof.

- 125x. interesting clot incl pair (9.4,9.7; 6"; pa270). cl is 10'x5 w/18 *s. dk area around it, which AE also shows. 7' N is sm grp of four *s (two brtr) in dk area, which nevertheless seems to be appendage to cl. BS, 25Jan1982, Anderson Mesa.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

2006 November 20


16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)

Sleek elongated NE-SW direction string with mixed magnitude stars. Towards the middle a double and compact brighter stars can be seen.

Tom Bryant

2010 11 13 5:1:25

Observing site: Little Tycho Observatory

Telescope: C-8

[7h 20m 6s, -21 56' 0"] A tiny "V" asterism of ~ 4 10mv stars. The top east star is a pair of 10mv stars, in 290 pa, 2.5" sep.

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