• Constellation: Crux
  • Right Ascension: 12h 53m 42s
  • Declination: −60° 22.0′
  • Distance: 6,440 ly

NGC 4755, The Jewel Box Cluster is a young open cluster in the southern constellation of Crux. Taken with a remote scope in Australia while I waited out the clouds here. One of the youngest open clusters near us at an estimated age of 14-16 years, it contains many super-giant stars that haven't had time to burn through their fuel at their furious rate.