PIA07878: Wild Duck Cluster
 Target Name:  M11
 Mission:  Deep Impact
 Spacecraft:  Deep Impact
 Instrument:  Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
 Product Size:  1000 x 1000 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07878.tif (1.001 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07878.jpg (102.3 kB)

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On April 7, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft's Impactor Target Sensor camera recorded this image of M11, the Wild Duck cluster, a galactic open cluster located 6 thousand light years away. The camera is located on the impactor spacecraft, which will image comet Tempel 1 beginning 22 hours before impact until about 2 seconds before impact. Impact with comet Tempel 1 is planned for July 4, 2005.

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