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M11 - Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum
The small constellation of Scutum is home to a remarkable bright open cluster of stars. The rich and compact Wild Duck Cluster consists of around 2,900 stars at a distance of 5,460 light years. The cluster, also referred to as Messier 11, owes its name to the appearance of stars in straight lines, resembling the pattern of wild ducks in flight.

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M11 Wild Duck Cluster - October 2005 - Solar Worlds

M11 Wild Duck Cluster October 2005 - Solar Worlds

This snapshot shows only part of the cluster, I intend to revisit this object again in the future to complete the exposure.

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