Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scutum (Sct)  ·  Contains:  Amas de l'Ecu de Sobieski  ·  M 11  ·  NGC 6705  ·  Wild Duck Cluster
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The Wild Duck Cluster, 


            Nicolas ROLLAND
The Wild Duck Cluster
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave Instruments CDK 17"

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-11002

Mounts: Paramount ME

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Astrodon LRGB Gen2

Dates:May 30, 2020

Frames: 36x1200"

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.14%

Astrometry.net job: 4346277

RA center: 18h 50' 57"

DEC center: -6° 15' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 42.137 degrees

Field radius: 0.415 degrees

Resolution: 3941x2602

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce


RA: 18h 52m 10.1s
DEC: -06° 14’ 29.8“
Location: Scutum
Distance: 6,100 ly
Magnitude: 5.5

Captured May 2020
Fiel Of view: 41.6 x 27.4 arcmin
Total acquisition time of 12 hours.

Planewave CDK17
Technical Details
Data acquisition: Martin PUGH
Processing: Nicolas ROLLAND
Location: El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Chile
Dates of Capture May 2020
R 12 x 1200 sec
G 12 x 1200sec
B 12 x 1200sec
Optics: Planewave 17“ CDK @ F6.8
Mount: Paramount ME
Pre Processing: CCDstack & Pixinsight
Post Processing: Photoshop CC


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The Wild Duck Cluster, 


            Nicolas ROLLAND