NGC 6822. The Barnard Galaxy

Click on the image for a full resolution version   NGC 6822, called “The Barnard Galaxy” because it was discovered by E. E. Barnard (in 1884), is a small barred irregular galaxy with many similarities with the Small Magellanic Cloud. This 16×14 arcmin galaxy is located 1.6 Million light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. … Continue reading NGC 6822. The Barnard Galaxy