NGC 6822 from BMV Observatories
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 6822
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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.