NGC 6441

45 minutes exposure, Fuji Superia 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor, prime focus.

Situated about 6 degrees east of the bright star Shaula (the star that marks the sting of the scorpion) is the 3rd magnitude orange star G scorpii. Situated less than 5 arc minutes east of this star, is the globular cluster NGC 6441. This is a moderate sized and well condensed cluster that difficult to resolve in an 8" telescope. The cluster is located in a very rich region of the Milky Way and the surroundings make for a fine view. The magnificent open cluster M7 is just 4 degrees to the north.