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 Fairfield , Wild Duck Cluster is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:49 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:27, 42° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:03, when it sinks below 21° 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) [3]
6.32 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.52
Right ascension:18h51m [2]
Declination:-06°16' [2]
Distance:1.9 kpc
6.1 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.57




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