Barnard's Galaxy | NGC 6822 (and a Little Gem)

Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822), a dwarf irregular and member of the Local Group in Sagittarius. (Note the vividly blue-green planetary nebula known as the Little Gem Nebula just to the right of top-centre - see foot of page.) Below, a more tightly cropped version of the galaxy.

11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at 560mm focal length; astro-modified DSLR camera.

Below left, a cropped detail of the Little Gem Nebula from the wide-field image at top. At right, a higher-resolution view at 2,800mm focal length.