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The dust that hides the Hidden Galaxy, 


            Kees Scherer
The dust that hides the Hidden Galaxy

The dust that hides the Hidden Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 7164x4388

Dates:Jan. 12, 2019

Frames:Baader Luminance: 271x300" (gain: 1.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~256

Avg. Moon age: 5.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.98% job: 2494803

RA center: 53.802 degrees

DEC center: 67.902 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.221 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.792 degrees

Field radius: 2.591 degrees

Locations: Knight Observatory,Quinta Castelo Novo, Serra de Tomar, Portugal

Data source: Backyard


It is a dusty region, 10 degrees from the Galactic Equator but that dust is not very bright. Almost all IC342 images show just the Galaxy, not the dust in the surrounding region. It was not my intention to image that dust, but when i made a luminance stack with all the 271 (300 second) subs i had, there it was....

Image dates:
15,16,17,18 November 2017, 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 January 2019.



Kees Scherer
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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The dust that hides the Hidden Galaxy, 


            Kees Scherer

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