Field in Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822

Colour composite of three exposures of a field in the dwarf galaxy NGC 6822, a member of the Local Group of Galaxies at a distance of about 2 million light-years. They were obtained by YEPUN and the VLT Test Camera at about 23:00 hrs local time on September 3 (03:00 UT on September 4), 2000. The image is based on exposures through three optical filtres: B(lue) (10 min exposure; here rendered as blue), V(isual) (5 min; green) and R(ed) (5 min; red); the seeing was 0.9 - 1.0 arcsec. Individual stars of many different colours (temperatures) are seen. The field measures about 1.5 x 1.5 arcmin 2. Another image of this galaxy was obtained earlier with ANTU and FORS1 , cf. eso9920b.

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About the Image

Id:eso0028f
Type:Observation
Release date:4 September 2000
Related releases:eso0028
Size:992 x 1017 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6822
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Type : Variable : Irregular
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies
Distance:2 million light years
Constellation:Cancer

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 30 38.10
Position (Dec):30° 23' 23.79"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope

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