The "Jewel Box", NGC4755


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NGC4755, an open star cluster in the constellation Crux, displays its many colors in this picture from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope. It is popularly known as the Jewel Box because an early catalog described it as a "superb piece of jewelry".

More: stars page, open clusters page.

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