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Thursday, April 30, 2009

 

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box is one of my favourite open clusters. Lying close to Beta Crucis in the Southern Cross, it it was a great target when I was scanning the skies with my dad's binoculars in my younger days. It still is a great target for my array of telescopes, but my Webcam systems can't take images of this delightful cluster

I took this image using GRAS-13 from Global Rent-a-Scope. Nice.

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Oooh, very nice, I'm gonna have to get me one of those. Lots of stars. nice balance in this image. regards, Cometal
 
Oh yeah, the Jewel Box is a classic (Your eta Carina shot is still better though). I'd love to see what you make of the Jewel Box.

In the meantime, I still haven't go to image any comets. sigh
 
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