IC 356 (UGC 2953, Arp 213) Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 04 hours 07 minutes 47 seconds, Dec +69 degrees 48 minutes 51 seconds

Size: 5.3' x 3.9' Magnitude: 11.4 blue Class: SA(s)ab pec

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 800 minutes (80 x 10 minute subs), 12/11/12/13/19/20/2013; seeing 3.3-5.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.75.4973.15338, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: Took 5 days to get enough subs for this one ... I could only get about 20 subs in a night because of the tree to my north ... the object 'set' into the branch just to the upper left of Polaris ... also had the usual poor seeing (winds) and bouts of high clouds. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 356