The open cluster Messier 11 in the constellation of Scutum

This chart shows the location of open cluster NGC 6705, here designated as Messier 11 and marked with a yellow circle, in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). Scutum is also home to open cluster Messier 26 and the well-known variable star Delta Scuti. Messier 11, although barely visible to the naked eye, is easily viewed with binoculars or a small telescope.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:1 October 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1430
Size:3338 x 3834 px

About the Object

Name:M 11
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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