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Contains:  IC 342
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C5 -IC342, 


C5 -IC342

C5 -IC342

Technical card

Resolution: 4536x3256

Dates:Oct. 7, 2018Oct. 8, 2018Oct. 9, 2018

Baader 36mm L: 87x180" -18C bin 1x1
Baader 36mm Blue: 36x180" -17C bin 1x1
Baader 36mm Red: 74x180" -17C bin 1x1
baader 36mm Green: 61x180" -17C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.45% job: 2309574

RA center: 56.692 degrees

DEC center: 68.115 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.656 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.359 degrees

Field radius: 0.509 degrees

Locations: Säule, Siegen, NRW, Germany

Data source: Backyard


I was not completely satisfied with my image last year, taken with DSLR. So I decided to acquire some data with the ASI 1600 MMC. The clear skies of the last weaks turned out to be a little bit disappointing because of the extraordinary bad seeing in at least two out of five nights. These data have to be deleted to obtain the desired quality. The time for reproccesing isn't endless, but the luminance data produce slightly elongated stars. I hope I will fix it soon.

IC342 is well known as the "hidden galaxy" because of its location behind stars, clouds etc. of our own galaxy. Especially light of shorter wavelenght is absorbed or scattered along its way to earth. Therefore, IC342 appear in characteristic reddish and yellow colors.



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