NGC 6822

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Object Type: Irregular galaxy (IB(s)m IV-V)
15.5' x 13.5'

NGC 6822 was discovered by E. E. Barnard in 1884, hence its common name of Barnard's Galaxy. It is one of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way at a distance of 1.6 million light-years, and is similar in structure and composition to the Large Magellanic Cloud, with numerous H II regions.

Equipment: Meade 12" LX200/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.8
Exposures: LRGB:  L 21 x 20 minutes, binned 2x2: R 20 x 20 minutes: G 23 x 20 minutes: B 26 x 20 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: August 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26-28, 2014
Landers, California, USA

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