Wild Duck Cluster

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General Info

TypeOpen Cluster
ConstellationScutum
Right ascension18h51'5.900''
Declination-6°16'12''
Magnitude6.300
Distance6,000ly
Size14 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6705, M11
Discovered 1681 Gottfried Kirch

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Nom de l'objet : Amas ouvert M11 (Amas du Canard Sauvage) Date : 11 mai 2024 Heure : 2h10 du matin Lieu : Laval, Québec, Canada Conditions : Ciel clair avec peu de pollution lumineuse Instrument : Télescope intelligent Seestar S50 Caractéristiques de l'objet :

Type : Amas ouvert Dimension : Grande Diamètre estimé : Plus grand que le champ de vision de l'instrument Bords de l'objet : Nets Forme : Circulaire Couleur : Blanc-bleuté (couleur naturelle des étoiles de l'amas) Densité : Moyenne à forte Nombre d'étoiles estimé : Des centaines à quelques milliers Apparence : Homogène, avec des zones plus denses de jeunes étoiles Éclat global : Brillant Réponse au filtre : Aurait put être de Moyenne à forte, en utilisant un filtre passe-bas pour réduire la pollution lumineuse Appréciation personnelle : Moyen

Object Name: Open Cluster M11 (Wild Duck Cluster) Date: May 11, 2024 Time: 2:10 AM Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada Conditions: Clear sky with minimal light pollution Instrument: Seestar S50 Smart Telescope Object Characteristics:

Type: Open Cluster Size: Large Estimated Diameter: Larger than the instrument's field of view Object Edges: Sharp Shape: Circular Color: Bluish-white (natural color of cluster stars) Density: Medium to high Estimated Number of Stars: Hundreds to a few thousands Appearance: Uniform, with denser regions of young stars Overall Brightness: Bright Response to Filter: Could have been Medium to high, using a low-pass filter to reduce light pollution Personal Impression: Average

Wild Duck Cluster

LCOGT 1Meter Scope - Sinistro
20 points

I think the Wild Duck Cluster is often overlooked, but is an awesome target. Plenty of stars and structure to stare at.

very bright and fills the whole eye view of my 10mm plossl. could see more detail with the 15mm. very bright dense star cluster

Picked up in the finder using averted vision. No stars were resolvable except for a bright star in the center, even with the use of higher magnification. A very underwhelming result. But with the XT8i the cluster shows hints of resolution.

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