IC342 - The Hidden Galaxy
This is IC342, known as the Hidden Galaxy. It is a striking face-on spiral galaxy seen behind a veil of Milky Way stars and dust. Though it is very faint as a result, the long exposure makes for a rather dramatic view with an exquisitely juicy star field. It helps that the Hidden Galaxy is one of the closest and largest apparent galaxies we can observe from our Earth, an intermediate spiral with wonderfully intricate details.
I personally love this one … and I hope you agree!
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|Imaging Telescope||Celestron EdgeHD 8"|
|Imaging Camera||ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool|
|Mount||Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G|
|Guiding Telescope||Celestron EdgeHD 8"|
|Guiding Accessory||Orion Thin Off-axis Guider|
|Focal Reducer||Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer|
Astronomik L-3 UV/IR Cut
|Focuser||Moonlite CHL 2.5" Large Format Crayford Edge Focuser|
Sequence Generator Pro
Ha: 158x240s (632min)
35.8 hours total