NGC-6822

NGC-6822

NGC-6822

NGC-6822. A small irregular galaxy located in the constellation of Sagittarius. It lies about 1.6 million light years from Earth, and is one of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way Galaxy. It is 1.6 million light years from Earth and is 7,000 light years in diameter. It is similar in structure to the Small Magellanic Cloud. It was discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1884. This galaxy contains mostly young blue-white stars, and also has many Hydrogen II regions where star formation is occuring.
This image, acquired on September 10, 2012, is a 30 minute integration of 2 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starllight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.