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Contains:  Barnard's Galaxy, NGC 6822
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NGC 6822, Barnard's Galaxy, 


            Kathy Walker
NGC 6822, Barnard's Galaxy
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NGC 6822, Barnard's Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 200mm f/4 Newtonian astrograph

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ mono

Mounts: CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: KW Telescopes KWIQ Guider

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Software: Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon RGB  ·  Luminance  ·  Astrodon 5nm Halpha

Accessory: TeleVue Paracorr Type 2

Dates:Oct. 15, 2020

Astrodon 5nm Halpha: 2x600" bin 1x1
Luminance: 6x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon RGB: 18x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.68%

Basic astrometry details job: 3934478

RA center: 19h 44' 54"

DEC center: -14° 47' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.205 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.666 degrees

Field radius: 0.678 degrees

Resolution: 3244x2432

Locations: Hall's Harbour Observatory (H2O), Hall's Harbour, NS, Canada

Data source: Backyard


This is the closest galaxy to our Milky Way, other than the recognized satellite galaxies. At 1.6 million light years, it is only 2/3 of the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy.



Kathy Walker
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NGC 6822, Barnard's Galaxy, 


            Kathy Walker