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The hidden Galaxy IC342 in Infrared-RGB

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#1 svenk123

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 08:21 AM

Hello everyone,

 

the hidden galaxy IC342 was one of my favorite targets on my wish list. Now i was able to spend about 9.4 hours collecting data on january 20th. and 21th.

 

This galaxy is one of our neighbor galaxies and about 2/3 size of the moon in the sky. And after looking on the first frames... Yes, it is really big!

But cosmic dust within our milky way avoids the light to pass through.

I have tried to capture the luminance channel with an IR passfilter instead of a normal L2 filter. The signal was stronger there, then in RGB.

 

Imaging details and the full resolution version: https://www.astrobin.com/1ake2e/B

 

Thanks for looking and clear skies.

 Sven

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#2 wrnchhead

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 08:27 AM

Wow didn’t even know you could do this. Fascinating. And it’s right next door!


Edited by wrnchhead, 23 January 2020 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 09:36 AM

Interesting image.

Telescope is missing in astrobin info, but I guess it's some SC scope ?



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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:28 AM

Very nicely done! You have captured lots of details on this difficult target!



#5 svenk123

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:38 AM

Interesting image.

Telescope is missing in astrobin info, but I guess it's some SC scope ?

Yes, Celestron Super C8 and ASI ZWO 1600 MMC camera. Not be best system for near IR imaging i think.



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Posted 23 January 2020 - 12:14 PM

Great image! Do you have any of the RGB you could share? Would be interesting to see how faint it is in comparison. 




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