Monday, July 04, 2011
The Wild Duck Cluster
This is the open cluster M11 in the constellation of Scutum. Messier 11 somehow looks like an globular cluster but it isn't. It consists of many middle aged stars.This is the full field version 3° 25' x 2° 15'. Notice the dark nebulas around M11.
Full resolution at http://dark.astrodigital.net/p580472150/e3357464e