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Wild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705)

Wild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705) is an open 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 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 6.00000 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.

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NameWild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC6705)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id11
NGC Id6705
ConstellationScutum
Right Ascension18:51.1
Declination-06.16
Distance (Lt.Yr)6200
Visual Brightness6.3
Apparent Dimension14.0
Apparent Magnitude6.00000
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1681
DiscovererGottfried Kirch


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