Messier 11 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 11, also known as NGC 6705 and the "Wild Duck Cluster" is an open cluster containing ~200 stars in the constellation of Scutum.  It has a diameter of ~22 light-years, lies at a distance of ~5,500 light-years and is ~220 million years old. The first two images comprises 15 x Luminance (12 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (15, 15  and 12 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of  50 degrees on 23 June 2017. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively. The third and fourth images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 50 degrees on 24 May 2017.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
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