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NGC6822 - Barnard's Galaxy



Scope: FSQ-106N refractor  at f/5, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA  22 June 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 12 x 3 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 1.5 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800 x 1345.

North is up in this image. NGC 6822 is an irregular dwarf galaxy that is part of our local group. It is one of the nearby galaxies along with the Magellenic clouds.  cluster with about 30  stars. NGC 6822 is commonly known as Barnard's Galaxy - after it's first recorded observer, E. E. Barnard .  NGC 6822 is about 1.8 million light years distant from Earth.  This image replaces an earlier image in the Archives here.  Horizontal FOV is 58'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 19h 44m 54s Dec: -1448'00"


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