M11 Wild Duck Cluster

Image information:

Date: 08/13/2007.
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW8a and Astronomik type 2c LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f7.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 14X4min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 7X3min each binned 2X2.

Object information:

Object designations:

M11, NGC6705, Wild Duck Cluster
Object type:
Open cluster
Object size:
Constellation: Scutum
M11 is very dense and rich open cluster. It contains about 2900 stars. Stars of the Wild Duck Cluster are mostly young, hot blue ones, but there are also some yellow and red giants. All of the stars of M11 were formed together, from the same cloud of interstellar matter some 250 million years ago. M11 is 6000 ly distant.

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