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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
    License: None (All rights reserved)


    The Hidden Galaxy - IC 342, 


            Connor Matherne