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Messier 11 - NGC 6705

"The Wild Duck Cluster"

 

  • TYPE:  Open Cluster 200* Tr Type I 2r
  • RA: 18h 51.1'
  • DEC:  -06degrees 16'
  • SIZE:  13.0'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  5.8
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  N/A
  • CONSTELLATION:  Scutum
  • DISTANCE:   5,460 Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  22 Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  Celestron C-14, FL 3910 mm, Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector, on a Paramount GT1100 mount.
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  Celestron 6.3
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments, ST-8 Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  Santa Barbara Instruments, AO-7
  • FILTER(S):  None
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -0 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION:  2 X 2 (765 X 510)
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  5 minutes
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  1
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  07/20/2003 / 07:06:53 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, San Diego County, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  Unknown
  • HUMIDITY:  Unknown

 

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