Triple Trapezoid* Asterism in Canis Major

Located at: RA 07 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds, Dec +06 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 1.3' Magnitude: -- Class: Asterism

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter,  120 minutes (12 x 10 minute subs), 02/19/2015; seeing 2.2-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.86.5502.25507, Photoshop CS5.1


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: * Weather still the issue ... I tried to image a one night field ... This run was fogged out after only 2 hours (12 subs), with the last half of the subs effected by fog.

This 'object' (centered) from Sue French's "Deep-Sky Wonders" column in Sky & Telescope. From February 2015, pager 56. Observation from Steve Gottlieb ... "a small group of 6 stars that essentially forms three nearly isosceles trapezoids". Two small trapezoids use the same two stars to make their narrow tops, while their four base stars also form a larger trapezoid encompassing all.

See the ADS 6366 Group from the same column.