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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Jewel Box, NGC 4755, NGC4755, The star κCru, kap Cru, kappa Cru cluster
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The Jewel Box (Kappa Crucis Cluster) :-), 


            Daniel Nobre
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The Jewel Box (Kappa Crucis Cluster) :-)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Ritchey Chretien 200mm F/8

Imaging cameras: Canon 450D modified

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80 apochromatic refractor Orion ED80

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M QHY5L II mono

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics CCD tele compressor CCDT67 - 0.67x Reducer

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter 2 inch Orion Sky Glow 2"

Accessory: Telrad  ·  Shoestring Astronomy GPUSB

Dates:May 6, 2017

Frames: 17x200"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 82.53% job: 1570463

RA center: 12h 53' 19"

DEC center: -60° 22' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.013 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 48.751 degrees

Field radius: 0.600 degrees

Resolution: 3498x2448

Locations: Pandora Observatory, Pindamonhangaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Kappa Crucis - NGC 4755 @ fair weather (quick weather window) and bright Moon...! 90% humidity and almost full Moon its a very dangerous mixture! :-) Lowered the ISO to 400 and I think its a good ISO for clusters! Hope you enjoy!



Daniel Nobre
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The Jewel Box (Kappa Crucis Cluster) :-), 


            Daniel Nobre