Wild Duck Cluster


 Info  Votes  Messages  More Stats  Up One Level
image
Name:Wild Duck Cluster
Type:OpenCl
Messier:11
NGC:6705
Magnitude:5.8
Right Ascention:18 51.1
Declination:-06 16
Constellation:-
Viewing Info:At a Mag 5.8 it's easy to see. I used a 26mm Meade eyepiece in an 8" Schmidt Cass. scope. My wife Paula spent more time on this cluster than anything else we've seen.The array of bright pinpoint lights of the cluster is magnificent.

Vote Highlights Vote
Wild Duck Cluster
Oops, I created a new entry for this one, before I saw the old one. But here are my comments:

M13 is bright and globular, but for shear excellence of astonishment, nothing beats M11.

The complexity and clarity of this cluster staggers the mind and captures the attention, leaving the viewer in awe for days/weeks/months/a lifetime.

It's motivational for the young, captivating for the mid-life, and spiritually-inspring for the blue-haired. It's enough to turn your blue hair grey, or give you juices for the millenia.

Why am I so raptured and captured by this simple object?

Take a look and you'll see why!

I use an Orion XT8 dob viewed through a meade 26mm super plossl, 400 series. Of course with the Sky Wizard it's trivial to find, but even without a DSC you need to know where this one is.

It'll get your girlfirend ready or your boyfriend relaxed. It'll give your wife respect for your abilities, or make your husband stay home on Friday's. M11 won't turn your life around, but it will give you a creak in your neck because you'll stare at it for so long.

Please do enjoy M11, and remember than the Spunkster sent ya!

Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.30.16)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=47021


Wild Duck Cluster
The Orion Nebula is a treasure to all astronomers in that
it is bright, viewable and detailed in 'scopes of even the
most modest aperture. It is extraordinarily photogenic and
stands as the most qualified emissary of the universe's
beauty and elegance. These reasons and more are what keep
me returning, time and time again, to view my favorite nebula
and it is, in short, why I believe that the Orion Nebula is
THE most spectacular celestial object [viewable from earth]
period.

Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.174.214)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=47020

>The Orion Nebula is a treasure to all astronomers in that 
>it is bright, viewable and detailed in 'scopes of even the 
>most modest aperture. It is extraordinarily photogenic and 
>stands as the most qualified emissary of the universe's 
>beauty and elegance. These reasons and more are what keep 
>me returning, time and time again, to view my favorite nebula 
>and it is, in short, why I believe that the Orion Nebula is 
>THE most spectacular celestial object [viewable from earth] 
>period.


M11 is not the Orion Nebula. But thanks anyway.

Wild Duck Cluster
I agree. I was just star hopping around one night using my Sky atlas 2000 and my 10" dob. M11 is an unimpressive looking cluster on the map, but when I looked at it in my scope it was quite impressive. Real rich and tight for an open cluster.

Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.146.12)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=47019


Wild Duck Cluster
So beautiful. How can you not believe in a supreme being after seein something as breathtaking as this Cluster.

Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.175.87)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=47018


Wild Duck Cluster
I wondered why this beautiful cluster was not on the list. It's the best cluster on the Messier chart... Franklin W.

Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.177.82)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=47017


Wild Duck Cluster

Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.175.210)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=47016

Click here to see all votes (6 total)
[Click Here to Login]
Don't have a login? Register!