Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  IC 342
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IC 342 (Caldwell 5) - the Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
IC 342 (Caldwell 5) - the Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis
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IC 342 (Caldwell 5) - the Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Imaging cameras: QSI 690 WSG-8

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II UP

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: TEC Field Flattener

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Open PHD PHD 2.5  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance


Dates:Oct. 18, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 48x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 48x300" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 60x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 48x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 30.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3962962

RA center: 3h 46' 48"

DEC center: +68° 5' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.036 degrees

Field radius: 0.434 degrees


Resolution: 3310x2586

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

IC 342 is a mixed spiral galaxy 13 million light years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis. It was discovered in 1892 by William Denning. It is sometimes named the 'Hidden Galaxy' because it is located near the galactic equator meaning that it needs to be viewed through the stars and dust of our Milky Way. This also affects the colour of the object when photographed.

IC 342 was photographed between 8 September and 18 October 2020 from a rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC 140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Ha: 24 x 1200s
Lum: 60 x 600s
Red: 48 x 300s
Green 48 x 300s
Blue: 48 x 300s

A total of 30 hours exposure.

Processing; Steve Milne
Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

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IC 342 (Caldwell 5) - the Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis, 



    
        

            Steve Milne

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