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.

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ESO

Om bildet

ID:eso0940b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:29. oktober 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0940
Størrelse:5130 x 5130 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 4755
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Avstand:6500 lysår
Constellation:Crux
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinater

Position (RA):12 53 13.17
Position (Dec):-60° 28' 4.66"
Field of view:20.35 x 20.35 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen