NGC 6822 - Barnard's Galaxy

NGC 6822 - Barnard's Galaxy
Image of Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822) captured with the CHI-1 telescope: a Planewave CDK24, 24 inch (61 cm) telescope, situated in the Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile.

NGC 6822 is a barred irregular galaxy approximately 1.6 million light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius and about 7,000 ly in diameter. It is part of the Local Group of galaxies and one of the closer galaxies to the Milky Way.
One can recognize huge red HII-regions, such as the ring and bubble nebula. These are giant star factories: the size of this ring nebula is estimated to be 419 light-years.

Total exposure 90 minutes: 3subs of 450s with each of the LRGB-filters.
Author
Scheers Jan
Telescope
CHI-1 (Planewave CDK24, f/6.5)
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location
Obstech - Observatorio El Sauce in the Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile
Date of observation
15/07/2020
Filters
LRGB
Processing
AstroPixelProcessor & Photoshop CC (incl. AstroPanel 4.2, Astronomy Tools & Denoise Projects 3 plug-ins)
Credits
Astrophotography Group "Volkssterrenwacht A Pien", Ghent (Belgium)
Submitted on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 17:22