Nearby M7 star cluster stands out in a sea of … stars, farther away at our galaxy’s center
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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