Digitized Sky Survey 2 Image of NGC 4755

A wide-field image of the region around NGC 4755 (the Jewel Box) constructed from data from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The bright star is Mimosa, one of the 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, or about 40 times the area of the Full Moon.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso0940d
Type:Observation
Release date:29 October 2009
Related releases:eso0940
Size:10200 x 10286 px

About the Object

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

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 53 42.12
Position (Dec):-60° 22' 1.21"
Field of view:171.22 x 172.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
806 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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