Just stepping into this field. For the users to get the grasp of the size and scale of the objects populating our night (and day) skies, I take attention to keep the same scale (a field of view of about 41.2x27.5 arcminutes) and start by introducing the most familiar objects.
The Wild Duck Cluster (designated as M11 in Messier's catalogue) is one of the most famous and compact known open clusters, containing about 2900 stars in the constellation of Scutum. Image obtained after staking about 12 minutes of effective exposure.
Publishing date: 01-01-2000 ¦
Picture index number: 264