Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 6822 or Barnard's Galaxy is an irregular galaxy in the constellation Sagittarius. It has a
magnitude of 9.3 but the light is spread out and it is a fairly challenging to get much detail in
smaller scopes. It is part of the Local Group of galaxies, and is one of the closest galaxies at 1.6
million light years. A nebular bubble can be seen at the top of the image, and there is a ring
structure faintly visible to the lower left of the bubble.
Date: August 4, 14, 15, 16 2013
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Guiding: ST402 on ONAG guider
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300
Exposure: LRGB: L:13x10 min R:14x8 min, G:13x4 min, B:20x10 min, Total=8.2 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim
DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.