February 16, 2016

The open star cluster Messier 7

The open star cluster Messier 7

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright star cluster Messier 7, also known as NGC 6475. Easily spotted by the naked eye in the direction of the tail of the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), this cluster is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars in the sky and an important research target.

Image Credit: ESO
Explanation from: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1406a/

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