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Contains:  Wild Duck cluster, M 11, NGC 6705
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M11 Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum, 





    
        

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M11 Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum

M11 Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x1200

Dates:April 9, 2017

Frames: 12x120"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.98%

Astrometry.net job: 1534728

RA center: 18h 51' 11"

DEC center: -6° 13' 22"

Pixel scale: 3.667 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.824 degrees

Field radius: 1.018

Description

The Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705) is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum. It was discovered by Gottfried Kirch in 1681. Charles Messier included it in his catalogue in 1764.

M11 is one of the richest and most compact of the known open clusters, containing about 2900 stars. Its age has been estimated to about 250 million years.

--Wikipedia

More:
Messier11 - Wikipedia
Messier11 - Astropixels.com
Messier11 - SEDS

This is image #11 in long term project to photograph the complete Messier catalog. Seems I am 10% finished!

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