Wide field image of the Jewel Box

This image of the well-known NGC 4755 cluster or Jewel Box was taken with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. It highlights the cluster and its rich surroundings in all their multicoloured glory. The field of view is 20 arcminutes across. The picture is based on images obtained through B, V and I filters.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0940b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:29 oktober 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0940
Grootte:5130 x 5130 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 4755
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Afstand:6500 lichtjaren
Constellation:Crux
Categorie:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 53 13.17
Position (Dec):-60° 28' 4.66"
Field of view:20.35 x 20.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical