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Canis Minor, "The Litle Dog" is the second of Orion's hunting dogs, and is said to represent a smaller water-dog breed.
The constellation is known from Roman times, but can be traced back to the time of the ancient Mesopotamians.

Monoceros, "the Unicorn" was created in 1613 by Dutch mapmaker Petrus Planicus to organize a grouping of faint stars that straddle the Milky-Way.



02/17/2012 - 8 seconds, Samsung SDC435 and Cannon 5.5 CCTV lens



Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Canis Minor:


NGC2350 (galaxy) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2394 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2402 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2459 (open cluster) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2470 (galaxy) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2485 (galaxy) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2496 (galaxy) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2508 (galaxy) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2538 (galaxy) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-35 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Berkeley-78 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Dolidze-26 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




King-23 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds





Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Monoceros:


M50 (open cluster)
12/27/2008 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-EX @ 2.5 seconds         - 03/16/1991 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   


M50 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




M50 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2149 (reflection nebula) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2167 (bright star) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2170 (reflection nebula) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2182 (reflection nebula) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2183 & 2185 (reflection nebula) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds






NGC2185 (reflection nebula) 11/10/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



NGC2215 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




NGC2219 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2225 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2225 & 2226 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2232 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2236 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2239 (nebula) section of the 'Rosette Nebula' - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2244 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2245 (reflection nebula) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2247 (reflection nebula) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2250 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2251 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




NGC2252 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2254 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2259 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2260 (open cluster) - 02/20/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2261 (nebula) "Hubbles Variable Nebula" - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2262 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2264 (open cluster)
02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds         - 02/21/1992 - 8" Dob f4.5, 24mm 38x
   


NGC2264 (nebula with cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





Cone Nebula - part of NGC2264 (dark nebula) - 02/26/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC2269 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2270 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2286 (open cluster) 11/10/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC2299 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2301 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




NGC2302 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2304 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2306 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2309(open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2311 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




NGC2312 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2316 (nebula) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2319 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2324 (open cluster) 11/10/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC2335 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




NGC2343 (open cluster) 11/10/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC2346 (planetary nebula) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2349 (open cluster) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2351 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2353 (open cluster) 11/10/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC2364 (open cluster) - 02/12/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC2368 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC2506 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




IC446 (reflection nebula) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




IC466 (nebula) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Basel-7 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Basel-8 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Berkeley-24 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-37 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-39 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-73 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-76 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-77 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Biurakan-7 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-8 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-9 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-10 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-11 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-12 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Biurakan-13 (open cluster) - 03/15/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Bochum-2 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Bochum-3 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Cederblad-66 (reflection nebula) - 02/01/2016 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds





Collinder-91 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-92 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-95 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-96 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-97 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-104 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-106 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-107 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-110 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-111 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-115 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Collinder-465 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Collinder-466 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Collinder-467 (open cluster) - 03/08/2013 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-26 (open cluster) - 01/17/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-27 (open cluster) - 01/17/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-30 (open cluster) - 01/17/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-22 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Dolidze-23 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-24 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-25 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




Dolidze-49 (open cluster) - 03/30/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Melotte-72 (open cluster) - 02/26/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




PK221+5.1 (planetary nebula) - 02/05/2016 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds






Ruprecht-4 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Trumpler-5 (open cluster) - 02/21/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds









Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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