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Messier 11 The Wild Duck Cluster

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Messier 11 Messier 11

M11 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Scutum. The name comes from a v shape from the brighter stars that resemble a flock of ducks. One of the densest and most compact open clusters known. It contains around 2,900 members and an estimated 220 million years old. The backdrop is from the Milky Way Galaxy near the Scutum Star Cloud.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Scutum
  • Right Ascension: 18h 51m 05.0s
  • Declination: −06° 16′ 12″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 6,120
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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