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IC 342 The hidden galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Quattro 10" F/4 imaging Newton

Imaging cameras: Moravian G3-11000C  ·  ZWO Optical ASI174MM

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO SkyScan

Focal reducers: Lacerta GPU aplanatic comacorrector

Software: SIPS  ·  SharpCap 3.0  ·  DSS , Fitswork , FITS Liberator , etc.

Filters: Optolong H-alpha 7nm 2"

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN2 mit 9x50 Sucher

Dates:Oct. 23, 2019Oct. 24, 2019Oct. 26, 2019Oct. 27, 2019

70x120" (gain: 200.00) 5C bin 1x1
120x30" (gain: 200.00) 5C
30x180" -20C bin 1x1
Optolong H-alpha 7nm 2": 30x180" (gain: 200.00) 5C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.3 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 26.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3016594

RA center: 3h 46' 43"

DEC center: +68° 6' 10"

Pixel scale: 1.211 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.247 degrees

Field radius: 0.351 degrees

Resolution: 1734x1164

Locations: Western Hungary, Páli, Hungary

Data source: Backyard


This is the first time I imaged the hidden galaxy.
The image is a Ha-L-RGB(OSC)



sky-watcher (johny)

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IC 342 The hidden galaxy, 


            sky-watcher (johny)