The star cluster Messier 7

This new 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.

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About the Image

Id:eso1406a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2014. február 19. 12.00
Related releases:eso1406
Size:8344 x 8094 px

About the Object

Név:M 7, Messier 7, NGC 6475
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:800 light years
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 53 51.21
Position (Dec):-34° 47' 34.34"
Field of view:33.11 x 32.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

 

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