The bright open clusters Messier 6 (NGC 6405, upper right)
and Messier 7 (NGC 6475, lower left) in Scorpius, shown from a
30-minute exposure on Ektachrome 400 taken from
Cerro Tololo, Chile
(and scanned at fairly high density), using a Canon 50mm
lens wide open at
This whole region is one of the richest in the sky, lying almost in the direction of the galactic center. Feel free to examine the whole 35mm slide field from which this was taken, including 17 Messier objects.
Last changes: 4/2001 © 2001