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Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified28-Aug-16 20:45
M11, the Wild Duck cluster

M11, the Wild Duck cluster

M11, the Wild Duck is a very pretty open cluster 6200 light years away in the constellation Scutum. Its age is estimated at 220 million years, relatively young compared to the >10 billion year age of the Milky Way galaxy that it is a resident of.
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2016-08-23 from backyard in Victoria BC
Stack of five 4 min frames taken with a Canon T3i DSLR and 105 mm refractor operating at f/7 on Celestron Advanced VX mount guided. The images has been cropped to ~ 30% of the original size (1542 of the original 5184 px width) to show the tracking quality.