Object Type: Open
M11 is commonly known as the
Wild Duck Cluster because its angular shape resmbles a flock of ducks. It has a very dense
and rich appearance for an open cluster and is 6,000 light-years from our solar system.
Meade LX200R/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposures: LRGB: L 8 x 5 minutes, binned 2x2: R 8 x 5 minutes: G 8 x
5 minutes: B 8 x 5 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: August 17, 2007
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Unsharp Mask of 1 pixel
with a Threshold of 1 was applied to the Luminance image at 50%, and a Gaussian Blur of
0.5 pixel was applied to the RGB image.