Spiral Galaxy IC342

Spiral Galaxy IC342 is located roughly 11 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Camelopardalis, “the giraffe.” Its face-on appearance in the sky—as opposed to our tilted and edge-on views of many other nearby galaxies, such as the large spiral galaxy Andromeda (M31)—makes IC342 a prime target for studies of star formation and astrochemistry. The image, obtained in late 2006, was taken using the 64-megapixel Mosaic-1 digital imager on the Mayall 4-meter telescope. This image is the subject of NOAO press release 07-03

Credit:

T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao0703a
Type:Observation
Release date:Feb. 21, 2007
Related releases:noao0703
Size:4000 x 3962 px

About the Object

Name:IC 342
Constellation:Camelopardalis
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

Large JPEG
5.1 MB
Screensize JPEG
482.6 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 47 20.60
Position (Dec):68° 11' 36.28"
Field of view:35.52 x 35.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.2° left of vertical

Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
438 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
V
538 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
I
820 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
H-alpha
657 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1