Jewel Box (NGC 4755)

Jewel Box (10inch) (70)

Jewel Box.

A small colourful star cluster close to the Southern Cross.  The Jewel Box is about 14 million years old and one of the youngest star clusters known. It is about 6500 LY distance in Crux.

Note.  The diagonal streak running through the frame is caused by B Crux, a very bright  star just out of the this field.

Telescope.  10 Inch F4 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date. 12 x 300 sec.  July 2015.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.