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.
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.