Object #23 M11

Sunday, July 13 2008 @ 08:02 MDT

Contributed by: evilscientist

M11 - Open cluster in Scutum
Object # 23 Object Name:M11
Other Names:NGC 6705, Wild Duck Cluster
RA:18:51:06.00 Dec:-06:16:00.00
Constellation:Scutum Season:Summer
Magnitude:5.8 Type:Open cluster
Description:
This spectacular open cluster shows up as a fuzzy blob in binoculars and resolves into individual stars in a telescope. Not visible to the unaided eye in a city, it is well worth a look.
BINOCULAR TELESCOPE
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