Open cluster Messier 11 in Scutum
Open cluster in Scutum
  • Description: This is a bright, large open cluster that is visible in binoculars. Magnitude 5.8 covering an area 13 arc minutes in diameter. AKA the Wild Duck Cluster and NGC6705. The field also contains a few other objects. The small dark patch to the upper left of the cluster is Barnard 320, Barnard 115 is the small vertical dark patch to the lower left of the cluster. To the upper right is a small, loose open cluster of 15 stars nestled between 4 brighter stars - Basel 1.
  • Camera: SBIG ST-10XME at -15C
  • Filters: AstroDon RGB set.
  • Scope: Takahashi FS-60C refractor at f4.4
  • Exposure: 6x3min red, 6x3min green, 6x3min blue.
  • Location: Wilson Coulee Observatory, AB.
  • Date: Sept 12th, 2009
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