Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
IC 342 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Camelopardalis. It has apparent dimensions of
21.4 x 20.9 arc minutes and an apparent magnitude of 9.1. It lies near the galactic equator where
obscuring dust dims and yellows its light, about 11 million light years away.
Date: Nov 2-18 2011
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: Apogee Alta U8300 FLI CFW-2-7 FLI Filters
Guiding: ST402 in ONAG
Exposure: Luminance: 77x10 minutes, R:48x8 min G:45x7 min B:46x10 min all unbinned for a
total of 33 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim
DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.