IC 342


Dan Crowson

Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on October 7th, 8th and 21st, 2016 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/30169649664/sizes/l

IC 342 (UGC 2847, Caldwell 5 and others) is an intermediate (between barred and unbarred) spiral galaxy located approximately 10.7 million light-years away in Camelopardalis. Located near the galactic equator, it is heavily obscured by the dust of the Milky Way.

Luminance – 18x600s – 180 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

300 minutes total exposure – 5 hours