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The Milky Way around M11

About this object

This wide field image covers the area around M11, the "wild duck cluster" which borders the constellations Aquila and Scutum. M11 is the bright star cluster in the lower right part of the image. Within the MIlky Way around M11 are many dark nebula, galactic dust and star clusters.

Image Details

  • Optics : Canon 350D with Canon 70-200mm L series lens@135mm f5.6
  • Mount: Astrotrac portable pier system
  • Camera: Modified Canon 350D
  • Filters:
  • Exposure: (16) 4min exposures
  • Camera/Mount Control: Nebulosity for camera control
  • Location: Stellarvue Dark Sky Party, Likely CA
  • Date: July 2011
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