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 â€œIC 342 â€“ From Home with a Refractorâ€ 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 â€“ 24x600s â€“ 240 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 6 hours