Hidden Galaxy Caldwell 5, IC 342

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Hidden Galaxy Caldwell 5, IC 342 is 10 million light years distant  in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is known as the Hidden galaxy because it is in the plane of the Milky Way so it is somewhat obscured by dust in the galactic plane. It is 21 arc minutes in the sky making it 2/3 of the size of the moon making it one of the largest galaxies in our night sky


Optics: 20″ Planewave CDK20
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filters: FLI LRGB
Dates/Times: Sept 2014
Location: Earth and Sky Observatory, Jackson Hole WY
Exposure Details: L=26x15min,1:1, R,G,B=25x15min, 2:2, Ha=11x15min, 4:4, total 110 images, 27hr 40min
Acquisition: MaxImDl, SkyX, Guiding Astrodon MOAG, SBIG STi
Processing: MaximDl, Photoshop CC