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(IAAC) IC 342 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 24 December 1992, about 21h00 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6,0
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8" F/10
Magnification: 145x
Filters used: no
Object: IC 342
Category: galaxy
Constellation: CAM
Object data:  v9.1 / 17.8'x17.4'
RA/DE:03h46.8m, +6806' (2000); Uranometria 18
Description: small galaxy, quite faint of which only the core is visible;
stellar nucleus of mag13 with faint and gradually fainter coma, estimated
diameter of about 53"; a mag13 star is just against the NW edge.

I can provide a scanned drawing of IC 342 to anyone who can read the binhex
encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes with other
configurations...



Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme