IC342 Galaxy in Camelopardalis

(RA 3h 46.8m , Dec. +6806', 8.4 mag., 22 arcmin.)

This large face-on spiral galaxy is difficult to find behind the veil of Milky Way due to its low surface brightness. It is located halfway between g Camelopardalis and BE Camelopardalis (see finder chart below) and belongs to Maffei I group of galaxies.

Above image was taken on October 10, 1999 from Sooke, BC using Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera on Celestron Ultima 8 f3.0 telescope, autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of white exposures (10 x 240 sec.) processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745' , North is up.

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