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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4755 (Jewel Box Cluster) - Inst: naked eye, 10x50 handheld binoculars



Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: February 1998
Location of site: SS Dawn Princess, Caribbean Sea (Lat 15oN, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Exurban(!)
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: naked eye, 10x50 handheld binoculars
Magnification: 1x, 10x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4755 (Jewel Box Cluster)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: I 3 r
Constellation: Cru
Data: mag 4.2  size 10'
Position: RA 12:54  DEC -60:19
Description:
NGC 4755 is the Jewel Box.  It can just be seen naked eye,
and 6 stars are resolved in the 10X50s.  The stars are a little
different in tint, but in the binoculars not much.