M7 - Open Cluster

Teaser:
Messier 7 is an open cluster in the Scorpious constellation. 
Priority:
Interesting
Month:
April
Visibility:
April
RA (J2000):
17:53:54
Dec (J2000):
-34:49:00
Image:
Observing tips:
B, V, R and I filters, 1m exposures = 30-60s, 2m = 10-15s
Description:

M7 is a relatively close open cluster and lies less than 1,000 light years away, it can even be seen with the naked eye! Open clusters are loosely bound collections of up to a few thousand stars.

You could use your observation to plot a Hertzsprung-Russel diagram using the instructions here: http://resources.faulkes-telescope.com/course/view.php?id=30

Dates visible:
Feb 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017