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Messier M11 - Wild Duck Cluster

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M11, also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, is located in the constellation Scutum, and is best viewed during Late Summer. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Wild Duck Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. Open Cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6705
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 5.8
      1. Size:
      2. 14'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 51.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -6 16'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Summer

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