Wide field image of the Jewel Box (ground-based image)

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

About the Image

Id:heic0913c
Type:Observation
Release date:29 October 2009, 10:00
Related releases:heic0913
Size:5130 x 5130 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4755
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:6500 light years
Constellation:Crux

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 53 39.41
Position (Dec):-60° 21' 51.53"
Field of view:20.34 x 20.34 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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