NGC 4755

NGC 4755 (Caldwell 94) or Jewel Box

NGC 4755 or Caldwell 94 (also known as the Jewel Box) is an open cluster in the constellation Crux. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 4.2 and its angular diameter is 10 arc-minutes. NGC 4755 lies at an estimated distance of 4900 light years. The Equinox 2000 coordinates are 12h 53.6m, -60° 20´ which makes NGC 4755 a Southern Hemisphere object that is best seen during the spring. The Caldwell Spring Star Chart shows the position of all Caldwell objects visible during that season. Visit the Caldwell Catalog Photo Gallery to see more objects from this catalog. As one of the more famous objects in the Caldwell Catalog, it is commonly known as the Jewel Box.

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