Antilhue - Chile

NGC 6822 - Barnard's Galaxy
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Designation NGC 6822,  Barnard's Galaxy, IC 4895
Constellation Sagittarius (Sgr)
Description NGC 6822 is a dwarf irregular galaxy, located approximately 1.6 million lightyears from earth. It is a member of the Milky Way galaxy's Local Group and was discovered by E.E. Barnard in the early 1880's. A number of large HII emission nebulae are present as well as a bluish arm of young stars that extends towards the upper right.
Exposure LRGB 60:60:50:90 min @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with SBIG/CS Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, DeBloomer, CCD Sharp, Registar, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 30Jul03 - 04:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 6, Temperature +12C, light wind