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Jewel Box Star Cluster Facts

Jewel Box Star Cluster Facts Open Star Cluster in Crux

Jewel Box Star Cluster is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 6,400.00 light years away in the constellation of Crux.

It is also referred to as NGC(4755) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 12h 53m 42 (R.A.) and -60d 22.0 (Dec.).

Travel Time to Jewel Box Star Cluster

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking41,072,986,606,400.00
Car12035,766,220,213.33
Airbus A3807365,831,448,947.83
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2695,593,796,211.76
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.542,796,894,460.62
New Horizons Probe33,000130,058,982.59
Speed of Light670,616,629.006,400.00

Fact File


NameJewel Box Star Cluster
TypeOpen Star Cluster
NGC Id4755
ConstellationCrux
Right Ascension12h 53m 42
Declination-60d 22.0
Distance (Lt.Yr)6400


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