NGC 362 is a moderately large and bright globular cluster in Tucana, very close to the Small Magellanic Cloud. At magnitude 6.8 and around 13' across, it is a fine object for small telescopes. Yet it is almost totally unknown. There are most likely 2 reasons for this. Firstly it is situated at a declination of around -70 degrees. This means it is unaccessable to virtually all northern hemisphere observers. The second reason is its competition! It is very close to a naked-eye galaxy and to one of the finest globular clusters in the sky, 47 tucanae! For this reason, many observers overlook this cluster, to their loss.
The cluster is visible to the naked eye under very dark skies, and in a small telescope, it appears as a moderately large, nebulous patch of light. In an 8" telescope, partial resolution is achieved.