M11 – The Wild Duck Cluster – 2013-09-26 – v1

M11 - The Wild Duck Cluster - 2013-09-26 - v1

M11 – The Wild Duck Cluster – 2013-09-26 – v1

Wild Duck Cluster
Messier 11, M11, NGC 6705

Acquired: 2013-09-26
Version: 1

Open Cluster
Distance: 6,200 ly
Size: 14′
Magnitude: 6.3

A rather dense “open” cluster that looks more like a globular cluster visually.

Apparently it’s called the Wild Duck Cluster because of a V-shaped pattern. I can’t see it. I also thought that it was geese that fly in a v-shaped pattern.

Scope: AT106 with AT2FF
Camera: Canon T21 (astrodon filter) at ISO1600
18 x 5min with a
Mount: CGE Pro, guided

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