Object name: ARP213
Arp 213/IC 356 is a heavily obscured galaxy seen through the dust of our own galaxy. It is found in the constellation of Camelopardalis not far from its far more famous neighbor IC 342. I do need to retake that one as I severely underexposed it. Arp 213 is a couple degrees further north and thus in my Polaris tree. I had to do some very fancy processing to return the stars to a round shape. It took nearly a week of work and pondering the situation to whip this one into submission. Probably the most difficult processing I've succeeded in turning into a usable image. Pine needles make for some very odd diffraction effects in the raw images. Blue frames were deepest in the needles so there are some real issues with the blue data on this one. Nothing I can do but cut down the tree which acts a snow fence keeping a lot of snow from the observatory roof.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J04074693+6948447, 2MASX J04074690+6948447, 2MASXi J0407468+694844, ARP 213, ARP213, CGCG 0402.6+6941, CGCG 327-015, HDCE 0248 NED009, HFLLZOA G138.46+13.11, HFLLZOA I199, HIJASS J0407+69, IC 0356, IRAS 04025+6940, IRAS F04025+6940, LDCE 0246 NED030, MCG +12-04-011, PGC 014508, UGC 02953, UZC J040746.8+694845,