Galaxy NGC 6822

Galaxy NGC 6822

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Caption: Irregular galaxy NGC 6822. Optical image of the nearby irregular galaxy NGC 6822. This galaxy is a member of the Local Group of galaxies, including our Milky Way galaxy, that are gravitationally- bound together. It lies around 1.6 million light years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. This image was obtained by the use of the 4-metre telescope at CTIO (the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory), Chile. The image forms part of the NOAO Local Group Galaxies Survey. *** THIS PICTURE MAY NOT BE USED TO STATE OR IMPLY NOAO ENDORSEMENT OF ANY COMPANY OR PRODUCT ***.

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