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.
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From Ashburn , Wild Duck Cluster is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:38, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:24, 44° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:23, 36° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Wild Duck Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Scutum Salt-and-Pepper
M 11
NGC 6705
Cr 391
Mel 213
Magnitude:5.80 (V)[2]
6.32 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.52
Right Ascension:18h51m [1]
Declination:-06°16' [1]
Distance:1.9 kpc
6.1 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.57




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