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Messier Catalog M11

M11 (NGC 6705) - Wild Duck Cluster

Messier M11 (NGC 6705), also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, is a open cluster located in the constellation Scutum, in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M11 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 5.8*, and can be viewed with naked eye (just barely). It is 14' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Wild Duck Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6705
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 5.8
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye (just barely)
      1. Size:
      2. 14'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 51.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -6 16'
      1. Season:
      2. late summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Sagittarius Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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