Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  M 7  ·  NGC 6475
Messier 7, 


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Messier 7
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Messier 7

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 53 mm mini (for guiding)

Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

Software: Auriga Imaging RegiStar 1.0.9  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Nebulosity 3.3.3

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider

Dates:May 12, 2018

Frames: 50x300"

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.14%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2317603

RA center: 17h 53' 53"

DEC center: -34° 56' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.800 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.751 degrees

Field radius: 0.861 degrees

Resolution: 3000x1688

Locations: Farm Isabis, Isabis Farm, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller


Messier 7 a.k.a Ptolemy cluster is an open cluster in Scorpius. This bright cluster is framed by a golden shiney carpet of stars in the center of Milky Way.
This composition is one of my favorites that I captured on my Namibian journey.



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