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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Orion ED80T-CF refractor with OVL field flattener, ZWO ASI183MC camera with Optolong L-Pro filter, SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro mount.

Post-processing Details:

Twenty 3-minute lights plus calibration frames were stacked using DeepSkyStacker; other post-processing was with Siril, Photoshop CS2 plus Astronomy Tools plugin, and PhotoScape X.

Image Details:

The Wild Duck Cluster (Messier 11) is an open star cluster located in the constellation Scutum. Its name comes from the cluster's rough V-shape. The Wild Duck Cluster is densely populated, containing over 2,900 stars. It is 6,200 light years from Earth.