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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Clusters > Wild Duck Cluster (M11)
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Date: Monday, July 8, 2013
Location: Golden State Star Party, CA
The Wild Duck Cluster, catalogued as M11 and NGC6705, is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum. It is unique in that it is much more dense than most open clusters. It has 2900 member stars and lies at a distance of 6,100 light years from Earth.
Mount: Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   36 x 45 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/3.9
   15 Darks, 50 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

Integration: 0 Hours, 27 Minutes, 0 Seconds
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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