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.
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
Location Pian dell'Armài (Italy)
Date 7 December 2013