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 (click to change), Wild Duck Cluster will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 17 minutes after the Sun at 23:34.

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
Magnitude:5.80 (V)[1]
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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