The Wild Duck Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Wild Duck Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Wild Duck Cluster is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 10° above the horizon at dawn.

Name Wild Duck Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Scutum Salt-and-Pepper
M 11
NGC 6705
Collinder 391
Melotte 213
Position
Constellation:Scutum
Brightness (V):Mag 5.8
Right Ascension:18h51m
Declination:-06°16'
Distance:1.9 kpc
6.1 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.57

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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