M11 Wild Duck Cluster
Open cluster n Scutum
RA: 18h 50m
DEC: -06º 18´
Scope/lens: C6 f/5
Mount: GM 8
Guiding: ST-4 autoguider
Guidescope: 80mm refractor (400mm-f/5)
Film: Hypered Kodak PPF
Exposure: 30 minutes
Location: Julian , CA (backyard)
One of the finest open clusters in the summer sky, M11 contains at least 1000 stars in a quarter-degree circle.
A clear June night at the Observer's Inn in Julian, CA provided this view of this minute dusting of stars in Scutum.
Many of the stars in this cluster are bright giant stars.
© 1999 Anthony Galván III
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