Open star cluster M11 contains an estimated 2.900 stars and lies at a distance of 6.200 light years.
The Wild Duck Cluster is one of the richest and most compact of the known open clusters, it was discovered in 1681.
Its age is estimated to be about 220 million years.
Jul 15, 2006 – Canon 350D (8″ f4 GSO 40m)
|Name||M11 – The Wild Duck Cluster|
|Right ascension||18h 51m 06s|
|Declination||-06° 16′ 00″|