Jewel Box: Very close to the Southern Cross this wonderful cluster of stars shines like colored jewels, so quite properly it is named Jewel Box. Looking at it in a clear night through a medium-power telescope is an unforgettable experience.

For an image with a 20" telescope click here.



Object Jewel Box
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 4755
Constellation Crux
Optics TMB 130 f/6
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 10 x 30sec IDAS LPS filter, Maxim DL for image akquisition
Calibration No
Guiding No
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa- 6 March 2008
 
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