IC 342


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IC 342
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
10-28-2008
Description

 

IC342 is a spiral galaxy located near the galactic equator in the constellation Camelopardalis. This galaxy, located about 7 million light years away is a massive galaxy that obscured by stars, gas, and dust in the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. IC342 is a member the Maffei group of galaxies. This group is the closest group of galaxies outside of our Local Group. The galaxy at the 9:00 position on the outskirts of the galaxy (near the two bright stars and pointed to by the Ha region at 9:30 or so) has identified been identified as IRAS 03443+6754.

 

This image was processed as an LRGB image with Ha data incorporated into the color channels using the Lighten function in Photoshop. The data consists of 5.5 hours of Ha, 8 hrs of Lum data, 2.75 hrs B, 2 hrs G, and 3.75 hrs R (22 hours data in total).

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
22 hrs (8 hrs L, 5.5 hrs Ha, 7.5 hrs total RGB)
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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