Wild Duck Cluster: The image represents a wide angle view of M11, showing it among the thousands of stars in the small scutum cloud. Prominent dark nebulae are also imaged where dust clouds absorb the light of the background stars.

Object Wild Duck Cluster(Wide Angle)
Category Open Clusters
Designation M 011
Constellation Scutum
Optics TMB 130 f/6
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 10 x 5min, IDAS LPS, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No Dark- and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 15 July 2007
 
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