The Red Galaxy


Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

IC 342 is a large face-on spiral that would appear much brighter if if didn't lie in the galactic plane.  Intervening dust makes IC 342 appear somewhat red:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ic342-LRGB.jpg

LRGB,  18 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico

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Clear skies,

Gregg
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