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IC 342    (image down sampled 0.5x)
Penryn, California
November 2003/October 2005/August 2006
FS-128G  (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB L-15 minutes (2005), RGB-10 minutes (2003)
ST-2000XM additional color data added

IC 342 is a starburst galaxy in the Maffie 1 group and is classified as a type Sbc galaxy magnitude 15 (surface brightness).

Distance is estimated at 6 to 10 million light years.