The Wild Duck Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Wild Duck Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn (click to change), Wild Duck Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:24 (EDT) – 6 hours and 1 minute before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 43° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

Name Wild Duck Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Scutum Salt-and-Pepper
M 11
NGC 6705
Cr 391
Mel 213
Position
Constellation:Scutum
Brightness (V mag):5.80
B-V Color (mag):0.52
Right Ascension:18h51m
Declination:-06°16'
Distance:1.9 kpc
6.1 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.57

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

Color scheme