Astrophysics (index)

IC 342

(Caldwell 5)
(spiral galaxy in the Council of Giants)

IC 342 (Caldwell 5) is one of the Council Of Giants. It is a Spiral Galaxy that is somewhat obscured by Dust in the Milky Way's Galactic Plane. Current distance estimates vary, in the range of 7 to 11 Mly.

It is considered part of group around two major galaxies (perhaps similar to the Local Group) called the IC 342/Maffei Group, the other major member being Maffei 1 (PGC 9892).

(galaxy,Local Group)
/Lookback Years
.00083.30Mpc10.7MlyIC 342
Coordinates:IC 342

Referenced by:
Council Of Giants