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Barnard’s Galaxy

C57, NGC 6822, IC 4895

Proper NamesBarnard's Galaxy
Caldwell NumberC57
NGC/IC NumbersNGC 6822, IC 4895
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension19h 46m 0s
Declination-14° 45' 11"
Distancec.1,630,800 light years
c.500,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.3
Absolute: -14.2
Mean DiameterApparent: 17.4'
Actual: 7,000 light years
Hubble TypeIB Barred Irregular
Optimum VisibilityJuly / August
NoteA small galaxy that is irregular in form, but with a distinct internal 'bar', Barnard's Galaxy is a member of the Local Group of galaxies and, at a distance of less than two million light years, is a close galactic neighbour of the Milky Way.

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