IC 342

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Description: This nearby galaxy is seen through the disk of the Milky Way. The light from IC 342 is thus attenuated and reddened. Many of the stars in this image are foreground stars of the Milky Way.
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 6.5 million light years
Apparent Size: 18' x 17'
Dates: 21, 22, 26, 29, 30 october; 17 november 2006
Equipment: AP155 @ f/7, AP1200, ST10XME
Exposure: RGB: 5-4.5-5.5 hours Astrodons, unbinned