Zooming in on the bright star cluster Messier 7

This zoom video starts with a view of the central parts of the Milky Way. We zoom in towards the bright constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) and we see a fuzzy spot close to the tail. This is the bright star cluster Messier 7 and is visible with the naked eye. The final very detailed close up image comes from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org) Music: movetwo

About the Video

Id:eso1406a
Release date:19 February 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1406
Duration:50s

About the Object

Name:M 7, Messier 7, NGC 6475
Type:• X - Star Clusters

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