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Star Clusters :: NGC4755



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         Object NGC4755
         Comment NGC4755 (aka Kappa Crucis) is an open cluster residing in the southern constellation Crux. The cluster is often referred to as the Jewel Box cluster due to its glittering jewellery appearance contrasting against the golden background hue of the Milky Way. Approximately 100 stars make the cluster, comprising of a red supergiant and many young blue stars. The cluster resides about 6,400 light-years away.

This image is a RGB composite
         Optics RCOS 12.5" F/9 (2874mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta F16M - 1x1 bin (image scale: .65 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 7.5 hours
         Date April 2014


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