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About this observation
Observer
Dean Ashton
Time of observation
01/12/2019 - 21:00
Object
IC342
Observing location
St Austell, Cornwall UK
Equipment
Celestron 235mm (9.25) EdgeHD
CGEM Mount
Celestron Nightscape 10100 OSC
Off-axis guiding
Exposure
45x600s at f/7
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Image captured on nights of 1st and 2nd December 2019.  A total of 7.5-hours integration with 45x600s light frames.  Images calibrated, integrated and processed using PixInsight.

IC342 lies only 10-degrees from the galactic equator.  The galactic dust and gas obscure this galaxy to significantly reduce its brightness, hence it being the hidden galaxy.

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