|Right Ascension||19 : 44.9 (h:m)
|Declination||-14 : 46 (deg:m)
|Visual Brightness||9.3 (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||16 (arc min)|
Discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1884.
NGC 6822 was discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1884 with a 6-inch refractor. This is an irregular member galaxy of the Local Group, as was recognized by Hubble and Humason in the 1920s. It was the third galaxy beyond the Magellanic clouds where Cepheid variables have been found, after M31 and M33 [see reference].
The image in this page was obtained by David Malin with the Anglo-Australian Telescope. This image is copyrighted and may be used for private purpose only. For any other kind of use, including internet mirroring and storing on CD-ROM, please contact the Photo Permissions Department (photo at aaoepp.aao.gov.au) of the Australian Astronomical Observatory.
This galaxy contains a conspicuous nebula, nicknamed the Bubble Nebula, which has also been photographed by David Malin with the AAT.
Last Modification: July 15, 2000