This month, take a trip to the realm of Canis Major, the Greater Dog. From Sirius move 3.7° northeast to the close double star, Mu (+) Canis Majoris (RA 6h 56.1m, Dec. -14° 03’). It has a yellow primary with a white companion, mag. +4.7 and +9.7 respectively, a tight 3 arcseconds apart.
Continue this star hop a further 5.5° east-southeast, to reveal the open star cluster NGC 2360 (RA 7h 17.7m, Dec. -15° 38’). About 12 arcminutes in diameter, its overall brightness is around mag. +7. It has a handful of 10th-magnitude stars, with the majority of its 80-ish members at around 11th–13th magnitude. What makes it most interesting are the numerous clumps and lines of stars, with an attractively placed bright (mag. +5.4) field star, 20 arcminutes to the west – brilliant in low power!