Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  M 11  ·  NGC 6704  ·  NGC 6705  ·  Part of the constellation Scutum (Sct)  ·  The star βSct  ·  Wild Duck cluster
M11 wide field, 


            Mauro Narduzzi
M11 wide field
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M11 wide field

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: VIXEN VSD 100 F/3.8

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT-8300M

Mounts: Vixen SXD2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: VIXEN VSD 100 F/3.8

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT-8300M

Software: Maxim DL

Filters: AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue  ·  AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red  ·  AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Luminance  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series G

Dates:Aug. 12, 2015

AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue: 5x300" -30C bin 2x2
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series G: 5x300" -30C bin 2x2
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Luminance: 7x600" -30C bin 1x1
AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red: 5x300" -30C bin 2x2

Integration: 2.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.40%

Mean SQM: 21.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 735894

RA center: 18h 50' 43"

DEC center: -5° 50' 13"

Pixel scale: 4.202 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.808 degrees

Field radius: 1.661 degrees

Resolution: 620x475


The famous M11 star cluster in the middle of Scutum milky way taken from the splendid Agriturismo La Svolta near Manciano (between Tuscany and Lazio, website: http://www.agriturismolasvolta.com/). Finally a decent sky after years of "backyard astronomy" due to force majeure :-).



Mauro Narduzzi
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Sky plot

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M11 wide field, 


            Mauro Narduzzi