IC 342


Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged over four nights in September and October, 2016 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/30765419026/sizes/l

See my “IC 342 – From Home with a Refractor†image here – 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 – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours