NGC 4755

Sunday 01 April 2018 - 18:47:58 Category: April Posted by  Administrator Comments are turned off for this item
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The Jewel Box

This open cluster, popularly known as the Jewel Box, is visible to the naked eye as a hazy star, and is best viewed through binoculars or a small telescope. The English astronomer Sir John Herschel described it in the 1830s as resembling a casket of variously colored precious stones.

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