M11 (NGC 6705) Wild Duck Cluster


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Open Cluster Scutum 18h51.1 -6°16' 14' 5.3 6.2 Kly

The Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705) is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum at a distance of about 6,200 light-years.
It contains about 2900 stars.

Full view:

M11, Wild Duck Cluster, NGC 6705

Cluster detail:

M11 detail

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
July 16, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 2:1
L 3x120
R,G,B 300
LRGB,  DDP Max entropy on L for detailed image