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IC342: Face on Galaxy

IC342: Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Imaged on 09/27/08
Scope: Takahashi MT-130 Newtonian
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Camera: ST-10XME

CFW9 with Astrodon e-series filters
Exposures: 30 min RGB; 90 min Luminance
Site: Palomar Mountain
Conditions: 63 degrees, moderate wind, average seeing

IC342 is a very large but extraordinary dimmed galaxy. it is heavily obscured by interstellar matter of the Milky Way. Estimates place this galaxy 7-10 million ly away.