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Ursa Astronomical Association

IC342 - 16.3.2023 at 00.12 - 16.3.2023 at 00.50 Janakkala, Tervakoski Observation number 113518

Visibility II / V

Kuossari Petri, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

As the northern lights blazed, I photographed the "hidden galaxy" for 39 minutes. The features are shown surprisingly well with such a short exposure.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • IC342
  • Constellation
    • Camelopardalis
  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Average
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.

       

      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

       

      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

Technical information

Vaonis Vespera

234 images

Observation duration 39 min

Exposure 10s

Gain 20db

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