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Messier M11 - Wild Duck Cluster

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

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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