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Wild Ducks Take Flight in Open Cluster

1 Oct 2014, 10:00 UTC
Wild Ducks Take Flight in Open Cluster

The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has taken this beautiful image, dappled with blue stars, of one of the most star-rich open clusters currently known — Messier 11, also known as NGC 6705 or the Wild Duck Cluster.

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