M7 is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars on the sky. The cluster, dominated by bright blue stars, can be seen with the naked eye in a dark sky in the tail of the constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).
The above deep image, taken last June from Hungary through a small telescope, combines over 60 two-minute exposures. … Also visible are a dark dust cloud and literally millions of unrelated stars towards the Galactic center.
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