First optical image of the Galactic Centre

This photo shows the first optical image of the Galactic Centre, the enigmatic region at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It was obtained with the EFOSC II instrument at the ESO New Technology Telescope (NTT).

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About the Image

Id:eso9013a
Type:Collage
Release date:31 October 1990
Related releases:eso9013
Size:4200 x 1830 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Galaxies
Distance:25000 light years

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