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Messier 11: Wild Duck Cluster | Messier Objects
Messier 11 (M11), popularly known as the Wild Duck Cluster, is a rich, compact open cluster located in the southern constellation Scutum The Wild Duck Cluster has an apparent magnitude of 6.3 and lies at a distance of 6,200 light years, or 1,900 parsecs from Earth....
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Wild Duck Cluster - Wikipedia
The Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705) is an open cluster of stars in the constellation Scutum (the Shield). It was discovered by Gottfried Kirch in 1681. Charles Messier included it in his catalogue of diffuse objects in 1764....
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Messier 11 (The Wild Duck Cluster) | NASA
M11 is one of the few open star clusters in the Messier catalog that has been observed by Hubble. Unlike the many globular clusters Hubble has imaged, open clusters are groups of stars that are only loosely bound by gravity....
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Messier 11 | StarDate Online
Messier 11 is one of the biggest star clusters of its type in our region of the galaxy. It contains about 3,000 stars and spans a few dozen light-years. Its hotter, brighter stars shine blue-white in this image from the European Southern Observatory. M11 is in the constellation Scutum, and is about 6,000 light-years away....
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