- Description: Irregular galaxy NGC6822 in Sagittarius, also known as Barnard's
Galaxy. It shines at mag 9.3 which sounds bright, but the light is spread over an area of
16 x 14 arc minutes. This, plus the fact that it is fairly low to the south makes this a
bit of a challenge to pick up in the eyepiece from anywhere but a good, dark site.
Click here for a closeup view of the galaxy.
- Location: R.A. = 19h 44m 56.5s, -14 deg 48m 11s.
- Camera: SBIG ST-10XME at -15C
- Filters: AstroDon RGB set.
- Scope: Takahashi FSQ refractor
- Exposure: 5x5min luminance, 5x5min red, 5x5min green, 5x5min blue all binned 1x1.
- Location: Mt. Kobau, B.C.
- Date: Aug 12th, 2010