The Jewel Box cluster and the Coalsack Nebula

The Jewel Box open cluster (NGC 4755 or Kappa Crucis) and the Coalsack Nebula, in the constellation Crux. The Jewel Box is the cluster just above centre in the image. The very bright star up and to the right is Mimosa (Beta Crucis). Image from the ESO/SERC (J) survey plates.

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About the Image

Id:jewel-box
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:5079 x 8374 px

About the Object

Name:Coalsack Nebula, NGC 4755
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
• X - Nebulae
Distance:6500 light years
Constellation:Crux

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 53 39.02
Position (Dec):-60° 21' 43.00"
Field of view:169.98 x 280.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.7° left of vertical
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

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