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Image of the day 02/14/2019

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The Hidden Galaxy - IC 342, 


            Connor Matherne

The Hidden Galaxy - IC 342

Technical card

Resolution: 3900x3900

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 18x1200"
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 18x1200"
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 23x1200"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x1200"

Integration: 26.3 hours job: 2515207

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


What a challenge to process this. Getting the galaxy distinct from all of the dust is quite the challenge. Even more so though is trying to reduce the impact of shooting through all that galactic dust that shifts the color of this galaxy wayyy in the yellow direction. While it may be enjoyable to some, I much prefer the look of the classic blue and yellow galaxy rather than pure yellow. A bit of a shift in color from how it is normally presented, but I think presented it like we would *normally* see it was a nice change :)



Connor Matherne


The Hidden Galaxy - IC 342, 


            Connor Matherne