Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  IC 342
IC342, The Hidden Galaxy, 



    
        

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IC342, The Hidden Galaxy
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IC342, The Hidden Galaxy

IC342, The Hidden Galaxy, 



    
        

            Christina_Irakleous
IC342, The Hidden Galaxy
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IC342, The Hidden Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Quatro 8 f4

Imaging cameras: Atik 450C

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ -EQ5 -GT

Guiding cameras: ZWO AS120MM

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider


Dates:Sept. 12, 2020

Frames: 75x300"

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.17%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3885194

RA center: 3h 46' 48"

DEC center: +68° 5' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.889 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 144.887 degrees

Field radius: 0.367 degrees


Resolution: 2280x1908

Data source: Backyard

Description

Although it is a bright spiral galaxy, IC342 is a challenging imaging target. Located in the constellation Camelopardalis, this gem of the northern night sky lies near the flat plane of our Milky Way, hidden behind glowing cosmic gas, bright stars, and dark, obscuring dust. This is the reason why IC342 has the nickname "the Hidden Galaxy". As a result, this galaxy is a tough one when it comes to imaging, however, it's worth a try.

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