The Field around Baade's Window

Part of one of the four regions of the sky in the direction of the Galactic Bulge in which the astronomers measured the iron and oxygen abundances in stars. This particular field is in the vicinity of the so-called 'Baade's Window', a region with relatively low amounts of interstellar "dust" that could block the sight, allowing astronomers to peer into the central parts of the Milky Way galactic centre and beyond. The globular cluster NGC 6528 is visible in the lower left corner. The image is a colour composite, based on images obtained in the B-, V-, and I-filters with the FORS instrument on the ESO VLT. The images were extracted from the ESO Science Archive and processed by Henri Boffin (ESO). North is to the right and East on top

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0634a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 September 2006
Related releases:eso0634
Size:800 x 828 px

About the Object

Name:Baade Window
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:25000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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