NGC4755(Jewel Box)

NGC4755(Jewel Box)
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NGC4755(Jewel Box)

The Jewel Box (also known as the Kappa Crucis Cluster, NGC 4755, or Caldwell 94) is an open cluster in the constellation Crux, originally discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–1752. This cluster was later named the Jewel Box by John Herschel when he described its telescopic appearance as "...a superb piece of fancy jewellery". It is easily visible to the naked eye as a hazy star some 1.0° southeast of the first-magnitude star Mimosa (Beta Crucis). This hazy star was given the Bayer star designation "Kappa Crucis", from which the cluster takes one of its common names. The modern designation Kappa Crucis has been assigned to one of the stars in the base of the A-shaped asterism of the cluster This cluster is one of the youngest known, with an estimated age of 14 million years. It...
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-1(Planewave CDK24)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI ProLine PL9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Río Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
12 Jun 2021
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Filters
LRGB
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Processing
Stellaimage9 , Photoshop CS6
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