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Messier 11: Wild Duck Cluster | Messier Objects
Messier 11 is an open cluster, sometimes referred to as a galactic cluster, located around 6000 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). It was first discovered by German astronomer Gottfried Kirch in 1681 at the Berlin Observatory, appearing as nothing more than a fuzzy blob through the telescope....
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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 in the southeast at nightfall. It’s in the constellation Scutum, to the upper left of teapot-shaped Sagittarius. Under dark skies, M11 is just visible to the unaided eye, even though it’s about 6,000 light-years away. Seen through binoculars or a telescope, its brighter stars form a “V” that resembles a flock of ducks....
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