Wide field image of the Jewel Box (ground-based image)

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esahubble_heic0913c October 29th, 2009

Credit: ESO

This image of the well-known NGC 4755 cluster or Jewel Box was taken with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory. It highlights the cluster and its rich surroundings in all their multicoloured glory. The field of view is 20 arcminutes across. The picture is based on images obtained through B, V and I filters.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0913c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 4755
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 53m 39.4s
DEC = -60° 21’ 51.5”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
20.3 x 20.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Crux

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Infrared (I) -
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ID
heic0913c
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
NGC 4755
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2009-10-29T10:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0913c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
193.414215397, -60.3643130318
Reference Dimension
5130.0, 5130.0
Reference Pixel
2565.0, 2565.0
Scale
-6.60876293339e-05, 6.60876293339e-05
Rotation
0.1
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0913c
Metadata Date
2009-10-26T13:45:55+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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