• IC 342 in Camelopardalis
  • IC 342 in Camelopardalis, The Hidden Galaxy
  • IC 342, The Hidden Galaxy, a neighbor 11 Mly away in Camelopardalis,
  • shows severe extinction and reddening effects due to intervening
  • gas and dust so close to the celestial equator.
  • Date:  27 August 2022
  • FOV:  Cropped to 68' × 45'; the angular size of IC 342 is about 21'
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SVX102T + SFFX-1 flattener (714mm, f/7)
  • Guiding:  ZWO ASI120MM mini mono guide camera,
  • Stellarvue F050G 50mm guide scope
  • Computer:  ASIair pro Raspberry Pi
  • Mount:  iOptron CEM40
  • Camera:  ZWO ASI071MC Pro Cooled (-10°C) Color CMOS with gain 240
  • Filter:  Baader Light Pollution Moonglow filter with IR cut
  • Stacking:  Seventy-five 240 second frames using Deep Sky Stacker
  • Total Time:  5 hours
  • Processing:  GIMP
  • Location:  Darling Hill Observatory near Vesper, NY