NGC 6822 (Barnard's Galaxy) - Irregular Galaxy in Sagittarius
NGC 6822 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6822 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.
See also NGC 6822 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 8.1, NGC 6822 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
Photometric information of NGC 6822
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6822 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 6822.
Apparent size of NGC 6822The following table reports NGC 6822 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6822 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6822
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6822 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.57933333333333x0.57933333333333 degrees (34.76x34.76 arcmins).
NGC 6822 (Barnard's Galaxy) - Irregular Galaxy in Sagittarius morphological classification
NGC 6822 (Barnard's Galaxy) - Irregular Galaxy in Sagittarius is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6822 (Barnard's Galaxy) - Irregular Galaxy in Sagittarius in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6822
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6822 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6822 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 6822 from your location
Today's NGC 6822 (Barnard's Galaxy) - Irregular Galaxy in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):