Annotated map of VISTA’s view of the centre of the Milky Way

This infrared view of the central part of the Milky Way from the VVV VISTA survey has been labelled to show a selection of the many nebulae and clusters in this part of the sky. Messier 8 (the Lagoon Nebula), Messier 20 (the Trifid Nebula), NGC 6357 (the War and Peace Nebula) and NGC 6334 (the Cat's Paw Nebula) are all easily seen nebulae. The remaining labelled objects are all globular star clusters. Note that this picture has much lower resolution than the full image and objects are best appreciated by finding them on the zoomable version.

Crédito:

ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti
Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo, Martin Kornmesser

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1242e
Tipo:Montagem
Data de divulgação:24 de Outubro de 2012 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1242
Tamanho:5675 x 4275 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Galactic Centre, Milky Way Galactic Centre
Tipo:Milky Way
Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Categoria:Galaxies
Stars

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Cores e filtros

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Infravermelho
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infravermelho
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1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infravermelho
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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