IC342 Galaxy

Telescope Tak Epsilon160 AP900GTO Designation IC342
Focal Length F/3.3 525mm Position RA: 03:46.8 Dec:+68 : 06
Guiding Internal Type Galaxies
Control MaximDL Magnitude 12
CCD Camera SBIG ST2000XM Size 22'
Image Scale 2.89 arcsec Distance 11 million Light Years
Filters Astrodon LRGB Constellation Camelopardalis
Exposures 13 x 10min 1x1, 9 x 5min ea 2x2 RGB    
Calibration Darks,Flats, Bias    
Software MaximDL, Photoshop CS2    
Date Chiefland Fall STar Party Nov 2010    
Spiral Galaxy IC342 is located roughly 11 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Camelopardalis, “the giraffe.” Its face-on appearance in the sky—as opposed to our tilted and edge-on views of many other nearby galaxies, such as the large spiral galaxy Andromeda< IC342 has very low surface brightness which makes it a difficult object to image.