Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  IC 342
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IC 342 the Hidden Galaxy with 12.5" CDK

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IC 342 the Hidden Galaxy with 12.5" CDK

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave Instruments CDK 12.5" Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph f/8

Mounts: Paramount ME II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: OAG

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Ripley , Photoshop CC

Filters: Red Filter  ·  Blue Filter  ·  Green Filter  ·  Chorma L


Dates:Nov. 12, 2018

Frames: 127x300" (10h 35')

Integration: 10h 35'

Avg. Moon age: 4.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.20%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2421755

RA center: 03h46m47s

DEC center: +68°0538

Pixel scale: 0.732 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.605 degrees

Field radius: 0.589 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1824

Data source: Unknown

Description

IC 342 is an interesting spiral galaxy that is also known as Caldwell 5. The galaxy is located very close to our galaxy's galactic plane. This means that we are looking through much of our own galaxy to see this much more distant galaxy. Because of this, IC 342 is partially obscured by our galaxy's interstellar material. For this reason, it is often called the "Hidden Galaxy".

As far as galaxies are concerned, IC 342 is fairly close to us - it is one of the dominant members of a galactic cluster that is very close to our Local Group. Because of its relative proximity, IC 342 would be one of the brightest galaxies in the sky if it were located farther away from the Milky Way's galactic plane.

IC 342 has a large apparent size in the sky - it is about 20 minute in diameter (about 2/3 this size of a full moon). Due to its large size and obscuration from the Milky Way, IC 342 has a VERY low surface brightness.

Superluminance with 120x300sec from LRGB

L : 72x300sec

R : 13x300sec

G : 21x300sec

B : 21x300sec

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IC 342 the Hidden Galaxy with 12.5" CDK, 



    
        

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