• NGC 6705 or Messier 11 in Scutum
  • M45
    Annotated image
  • NGC 6705, M11, The Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum
  • has a large population of stars for an open cluster.
  • Viewed through small telescopes or binoculars, the
  • brightest stars form a wedge of flying ducks.
  • Hover over the image for an annotated view.
  • Date:  21 July 2022
  • FOV:  cropped to 68' × 45'; the angular size of M11 is about 23'
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SVX102T + SFFX-1 (714mm, f/7)
  • Guiding:  ZWO ASI120MM mini mono guide camera,
  • Stellarvue F050G 50mm guide scope
  • Computer:  ASIair pro Raspberry Pi
  • Mount:  iOptron CEM40
  • Camera:  ZWO ASI071MC Pro Cooled (-10°C) Color CMOS with gain 240
  • Filter:  Baader Light Pollution Moonglow filter with IR cut
  • Stacking:  Seventeen 240 second frames using Deep Sky Stacker
  • Total Time:  1 hour and 8 minutes
  • Processing:  Pixinsight – SPCC, DBE, SPCC, BlurXT, NoiseXT, GHS, HST, MStr
  • PMath Mstr + GHS + HST, Sat, Crop/Scale
  • Location:  Darling Hill Observatory near Vesper, NY