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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Jewel Box by ESO's MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope

The Jewel Box by ESO's MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope
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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-meter 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.
The full resolution image weighs 8.0 MB, so please be patient when downloading!
Credit: ESO

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