Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822) is one of our neighbors in the so-called Local Group of galaxies. It's classified as a dwarf irregular galaxy, but as it spans 7000 light years it could be only be considered a dwarf if your scale is the rest of the universe.
It may be small, but it still manages to create an impressive number of new stars, as you can tell by all those points of brilliant blue.
Image Credit and Copyright: Data - Martin Pugh, Processing - Mark Hanson
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