IC 342 - Hidden Galaxy

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, Nov and Dec 2015

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Wynne-Corrector
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

Canon EOS 500D Mono:
L 39x15min ISO 400
Hα 15x20min ISO 1600

Canon EOS 500D:
RGB 12x15min ISO 400

Total exposure time: 17h 45min


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IC 342 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. It would be a prominent galaxy in our night sky, but IC 342 is near the galactic equator and it's light is dimmed through the veil of stars, gas and dust clouds along the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy.

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