Saturday, 28 July 2012


M11 / NGC6705 / Wild duck cluster
Constellation - Scutum
Open cluster

Location - Narkurs
Date - 28/7/12
Time - 2345-0035
Seeing - III/IV
SQM 21.11(NELM 6.1)

Telescope - 12" f/5
EP - 10mm Pentax XW x153 TFoV 0˚27

Sketch materials - White pastel and white ink on black paper.

Sketch notes
Tightly grouped open cluster which I passed over a couple times mistaking it for a globular cluster at low power. Almost rectangular in shape with a zig zag gap running through the centre.

1 comment:

  1. I missed this one. This is one of the finest sketches of the Wild Duck Cluster that I have seen! Your shape of the outer and inner formation of the ducks or wedge is beautiful. So glad you posted this one.