(via Desktop Project Part 9: Again I see IC 342 | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine)
Spitzer may be “down” a bit (no coolant means it will not capture images as well), but it’s certainly not out.
IC 342 is bright and fairly close, but behind a lot of our own galaxy’s dust from our point of view, so it’s easier to see in infrared.
Above (and click through for the amazing full-size) is Spitzer’s IR take on IC 342.
Spitzer has a mirror twice the size of WISE’s, so it gets more detail than in this one:
Still, it’s always good to keep looking.
For comparison, if you have a serious amount of patience (as Phil’s friend in Anchorage did) and a good, dark night, you can capture a visible shot of IC 342:
(Credit: Travis Rector)