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IC342 Hidden Galaxy, 


IC342 Hidden Galaxy

IC342 Hidden Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 1791x1577

Dates:Oct. 15, 2017

Frames: 80x300" ISO1600 bin 2x2

Integration: 6.7 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 25.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.25%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Mean FWHM: 1.90

Temperature: 12.00 job: 1770951

RA center: 56.615 degrees

DEC center: 68.089 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.302 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.014 degrees

Field radius: 0.432 degrees

Locations: Ebenwaldhöhe, Kleinzell, Austria


The hidden galaxy is a quite difficult object for me and my f10 setup. This is the result of more than 6 hours of exposure at Ebenwaldhöhe on an excellent night with very good seeing. I have used 2x2 binning and some moderate HDR processing as well as some star reduction (morphological transformation) in PixInsight to enhance this very dim galaxy.



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