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.

Предоставлено:

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

Об изображении

ID:eso1242e
Тип:Коллаж
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:24 октября 2012 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1242
Размер:5675 x 4275 px

Об объекте

Название:Galactic Centre, Milky Way Galactic Centre
Тип:Milky Way
Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Категория:Galaxies
Stars

Форматы изображений


Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонДлина волныТелескоп
Инфракрасный
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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