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The Hidden Galaxy

IC342 is often referred to as the Hidden Galaxy because from our point of view the galaxy lies in the same path as the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, and the intervening galactic dust shrouds what would otherwise be a much more prominently visible galaxy. This is also the reason the galaxy has a more brown color vs bluish spiral arms as in other similar galaxies.

Acquisition Details

LUM =  46x10min
RGB =  28x10min

Total  =  21hrs 40min


SV152 Refractor @ f/6 Riccardi 0.75x Reducer SX694 Trius
Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel Astrodon LRGB Filters Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

L=21x10min  R=19x10min  G=21x10min  B=22x10min

Total  = 13hrs 50min