The Wild Duck cluster

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eso_eso1430a October 1st, 2014

Credit: ESO

The Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile has taken this beautiful image of the open Wild Duck Cluster, Messier 11, or NGC 6705. The blue stars in the centre of the image are the young, hot stars of the cluster. The surrounding redder stars are older, cooler background stars.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1430a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M 11 Wild Duck Cluster
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 51m 3.5s
DEC = -6° 15’ 33.1”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
35.6 x 25.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Scutum

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso1430a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
M 11, Wild Duck Cluster
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2014-10-01T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1430a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
282.764535678, -6.25919963718
Reference Dimension
8966.0, 6473.0
Reference Pixel
4483.0, 3236.0
Scale
-6.61621631058e-05, 6.61621631058e-05
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1430a
Metadata Date
2014-09-05T17:17:05+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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