HOW TO FIND IT:
M41 should be no problem. It is found within the heart of the constellation, along the imaginary line from Alpha to Theta Canis Majoris, about the same distance from Alpha as Beta is from Alpha.
You can probably see it with the unaided eye. Aristotle did in 325 B.C.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
This cluster should be an enjoyable one to savor. Look for a reddish star near the center.