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Wild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705)


Wild Duck Cluster is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 6.2 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 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. Wild Duck Cluster was discovered in 1681 by Gottfried Kirch. The Open Cluster's location is 18:51.1 (R.A.) and -06.16 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 14.0 .

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
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id11
NGC Id6705
ConstellationScutum
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension18:51.1
Declination-06.16
Distance (Lt.Yr)6.2
Visual Brightness6.3
Apparent Dimension14.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1681
DiscovererGottfried Kirch