M11 - The Wild Duck Cluster

M11 - Wild Duck Cluster

M11 (NGC6705) - The Wild Duck Cluster is an Open Cluster in the constellation Scutum.  It contains an estimated 2900 stars and is one of the most compact clusters of this type.  A string of stars forming a "V" shape (left of center in this image) led to the popular name "Wild Duck Cluster".  More information about this nebula can be found at the Messier Index - M11.  

The above image is an LRGB composite of 16, 10-second monochrome exposures obtained on 8 July 2000 combined with red (12x10sec), green (16x10sec), and blue (29x10sec) exposures obtained on 2 July 2000.  The monochrome image is shown below.

M11 - Wild Duck Cluster

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