September 2018 - Picture of the Month
NGC 4755 (Jewel Box cluster) in Crux
I've included nebulae of all kinds, globular clusters, and even galaxies in Picture of the Month, but I've realised that open clusters have been neglected recently.
Which to choose? There's a wide selection available to me with the return of the Milky Way. Despite that I've never seen this month's cluster, though it's not hard so I've been told, because it's not visible to northern observers. I've been assured that it is spectacular by those that have seen it.
This month I'm featuring one of the iconic open clusters and, if you haven't already identified it, it's called the Jewel Box (NGC 4755)... for obvious reasons. Steve has produced a wonderful image, but I bet it's even more special through the eyepiece.
James Whinfrey - Website Administrator.