Digitized Sky Survey Image of NGC 4755 (ground-based image)

A wide-field image of the region around NGC 4755 constructed from the data from Digitized Sky Survey 2. The bright star is Mimosa, one of the main four stars in the Southern Cross. The darkness towards the bottom of the image is part of the Coal Sack, a vast area of obscuring dust easily visible to the unaided eye. The field of view is approximately 2.8 degrees x 2.9 degrees.

Credit:

ESO, ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic0913d
Type:Observation
Release date:29 October 2009, 10:00
Related releases:heic0913
Size:10200 x 10286 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 32.84
Position (Dec):-60° 21' 21.06"
Field of view:171.30 x 172.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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