From the National Optical Astronomical Observatories
M11 (NGC 6705) is one of the richest and most compact open clusters, with nearly 3000 stars packed into only twenty-odd light years. This color composite was created from CCD images taken at the Burrell Schmidt telescope of the Warner and Swasey Observatory of the Case Western Reserve University, located on Kitt Peak in southwestern Arizona.
Image Title: The Open Cluster M11
Credit: N.A. Sharp, REU program/AURA/NOAO/NSFF
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Last Modified On: Saturday, December 16, 2000