Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  IC 342  ·  IC342
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IC 342 (Caldwell 5) "The hidden galaxy", 


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IC 342 (Caldwell 5) "The hidden galaxy"

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 8 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron ADVANCED VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS OPTICS 80mm Big Finderscope 328mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO Optical ASI178MM

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: PHD2 Guiding PHD Autoguider Software  ·  SharpCap 3.X Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Dates:Jan. 16, 2020March 14, 2020

Frames: 2850x8" (gain: 400.00) -12C

Integration: 6.3 hours

Darks: ~64

Flats: ~128

Avg. Moon age: 20.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.19%

Astrometry.net job: 3323757

RA center: 3h 46' 49"

DEC center: +68° 5' 41"

Pixel scale: 0.920 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -11.134 degrees

Field radius: 0.296 degrees

Resolution: 1860x1385

Locations: Home, Rabenau, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Traveller


I started this in January and could only add about 90 Minutes after over two months. During this time all the other galaxies were hidden as well in my place :-(


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IC 342 (Caldwell 5) "The hidden galaxy",