In plain sight

Antoine and Dalia Grelin, taken from Utah Desert Remote Observatories

IC 342 in Camelopardalis is sometimes called the Hidden Galaxy due to its location in the Milky Way, where dust makes it harder to observe. This HαRGB image was taken over 34 hours with a 5-inch scope, and the glowing hydrogen emission — the red patches visible in the spiral arms — are an indication of star formation.