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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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