Optical image of a starfield in Scorpius

Optical image of a starfield in Scorpius

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Credit: REV. RONALD ROYER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Starfield. View of a starfield in the constellation Scorpius. Part of the Milky Way can be seen at upper left. Two star clusters are prominent in this field: M6 (NGC 6405) is at centre, with M7 (NGC 6475) at lower left. The long triangle of bright stars at bottom centre is the tail of Scorpius. The uppermost of this group is Lambda Scorpii, or Shaula.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, field, lambda scorpii, m6, m6 and m7, m7, ngc 6405, ngc 6475, science, shaula, star, star cluster, star clusters, starfield, stars, stellar

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