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.

Kilde:

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

Om billedet

Id:eso0940d
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:29. oktober 2009
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0940
Størrelse:10200 x 10286 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 4755
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:6500 lysår
Constellation:Crux
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinater

Position (RA):12 53 42.12
Position (Dec):-60° 22' 1.21"
Field of view:171.22 x 172.66 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° venstre fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndBølgelængdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarød
I
806 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2