IC 342

About image
IC 342 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of the Giraffe: it has an apparent extension of 18'x17 'but a very low surface brightness, in fact it was only discovered in 1895.
Its distance is estimated at 10 million light years.

Technical data
Optic            Apo refractor Tecnosky 115/800 f/6.9
Mount          Losmandy G11 with Ovision worm and FS2
Camera          Atik 4000 with Starlight Xpress filter wheel 5 positions
Filters        Baader 50.8 unmounted
Guiding system      OAG TS 9mm with Lodestar
Exposure details    L 24x600" bin1 -30C
                        R 6x480" bin2 -30C
            G 6x480" bin2 -30C
                          B 6x480" bin2 -30C
Total integration    6.4h
Acquisition       Maxim, PHD2
Processing       Maxim, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L         21.4    
Location        Pian dell'Armài (Italy)
Date            7 December 2013

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