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Wild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705) Facts

Wild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705) is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 6200 light years away in the constellation of Scutum.

It is referred to as M(11) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6705) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 18:51.1 (R.A.) and -06.16 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 14.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Wild Duck Cluster (M11,NGC6705) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1681 by Gottfried Kirch. It's location is RA(18:51.1), Dec(-06.16) and its distance is calculated 6.2 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 14.0.

Fact File

NameWild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705)
TypeOpen Star Cluster
Messier Id11
NGC Id6705
Right Ascension18:51.1
Distance (Lt.Yr)6200
Apparent Dimension14.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1681
DiscovererGottfried Kirch

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