M7 (NGC 6475)

Ptolemy Cluster

Typ:Open cluster
Constellation:Scorpius
Size:80'
Distance:0.65–1.31 kLj
Brightness:3.3 mag
Position:RA:17h 53m 51.2s DEC:−34° 47′ 34″
Max. height:5.21°, Jun. (midnight at +50°N)
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Discovered:Ptolemy, 130
Details:Read more on Wikipedia

Capturing M6 and M7 was only possible for some rare weather conditions. Rain during night and morning, cloudy throughout the day, so that humidity was kept on the ground and clear skies after dusk along with a cold night. Stars were visible with bare eyes already slightly above the horizon.

This is the situation where the image of M7 was taken: