William Henry Smyth
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- This object, which somewhat resembles a flight of wild ducks in shape, is a gathering of minute stars.
- Of the M11 star cluster, which is now known as the "Wild Duck" cluster.
- A Cycle of Celestial Objects, 1881 reprint, p. 544.
- Admiral Smyth says that no family is quite civilized unless it possesses a copy of some encyclopaedia and a telescope.