Kevin R. Witman
Cochranville, Pennsylvania, USA
Imaged using a Stellarvue 102ED refractor f/6.95 guided on an iOptron iEQ45 GEM. A Modified Canon XS DSLR was used to record 18 x 180 second light frames in addition to darks, flats, and bias frames. ImagesPlus and PS5 were used to process the image.
One of the closest galaxies to our own Milky Way, Barnard’s Galaxy, NGC6822, is a mere 1.6 million light years distant. This object exhibits extremely low surface brightness and is a challenge to view visually in light polluted skies. In contrast, is the very compact but bright Little Gem exploded star planetary, NGC6818, closely resembling Uranus in colour.