Messier 11 (M 11) - Wild Duck Cluster

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 11, called Wild Duck Cluster, in the constellation Scutum/Shield.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 11, called Wild Duck Cluster, is located in the constellation Scutum/Shield and, according to Stoyan, is regarded as the most beautiful of its kind that is visible from central Europe.

Size: 7' (Stoyan)
Distance: 6,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: **** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 11 (top) belongs to the constellation Scutum/Shield. All other objects belong to the Sagittarius constellation (M 8, M 16, M 17, M 20, M 21, M 23, M 24).

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides an impression of what I failed to observe in Summer/Autumn 2016: Sketch of the M 11 star cluster by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Own Observations

Observations Summer to Autumn 2016

Observed in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau on September 7, 2016 with my Skymax-102 and September 9, 2016 with my Heritage P130, both on the GoTo mount. I saw stars and some nebual around them...

 

References

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