Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  IC 342
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Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy, 



    
        

            Nico Augustin
Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy
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Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy

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Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy, 



    
        

            Nico Augustin
Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy
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Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evostar 72ed

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini Guide Scope 50 mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO AS120MC-S

Software: Topaz Labs DeNoise AI  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Optolong IR/UV-Cut

Accessory: OVL Field Flattener  ·  Ikarus Technologies StellarMate OS  ·  Baader Planetarium UFC Filter System  ·  Raspberry Pi 4


Dates:April 22, 2020April 23, 2020

Frames:Optolong IR/UV-Cut: 252x120" (gain: 240.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.4 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 14.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 3.50


Astrometry.net job: 3450363

RA center: 3h 46' 43"

DEC center: +68° 5' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.219 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.788 degrees

Field radius: 1.351 degrees


Resolution: 3508x2631

Locations: N von Selenter See bei Gut Salzow, Fargau-Pratjau, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is a wide field image of IC342 in the ZOA, the "Zone of Avoidance" and thus one of the worst targets to choose for wide field 🤣 Some faint interstellar dust is visible within the sea of stars.
It is also the longest total integration time I achieved so far: 8.4 hours.

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Obscured: IC 342 - The Hidden Galaxy, 



    
        

            Nico Augustin