Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Michael Hanl)Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner
1.6 Mio Ly
NGC 6822 was discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1884. This irregular dwarf galaxy is a member of the Local Group.There is much dust in this region of the sky, as can be seen clearly in the inverted image. The dust is a part of our Milky Way. Because we are looking through this dust at Barnard's Galaxy, the colour of NGC6822 is more reddish than it would have been without dust: E(B-V)=0.24 mag.