The Wild Duck Cluster

The Wild Duck ClusterThe Wild Duck Cluster (aka Messier 11) is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum. It’s one of the richest and most compact of known open clusters. It’s home to around 2900 stars. Its nickname comes from the brighter stars which form a triangle said to resemble a flying flock of ducks.

Image Credit: ESO

2 thoughts on “The Wild Duck Cluster


  1. That is dizzying. A remarkable deep field from ESO. Thanks once again Mr. H. for the wonderful star pr0n.

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