The first idea for this image was to show the position
of the small galaxy NGC 6822 (Barnard's Galaxy) in relation to the Milky Way.
At the time of this picture, the Gegenschein was an unplanned addition to the
picture. Barnard's Galaxy is the small nebulous spot in the middle of the
A long focal length image of the galaxy was taken at Rooisand
Observatory in 2015.. To the left of Barnard's galaxy the planetary nebula
NGC 6818 appears like a very green star.
The labeled version shows some objects, adjacent
constellations and a size comparison with the moon.