Wild Duck Cluster

Observed:  Points: 20

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as of 04/22/2024 12:36 p.m.

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General Info

TypeOpen Cluster
Right ascension18h51'5.900''
Size14 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6705, M11
Discovered 1681 Gottfried Kirch

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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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