Details of the HAWK-I view of the Milky Way’s central region

This beautiful image of the Milky Way’s central region, taken with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows interesting features of this part of our galaxy. This image highlights the Nuclear Star Cluster (NSC) right in the centre and the Arches Cluster, the densest cluster of stars in the Milky Way. Other features include the Quintuplet cluster, which contains five prominent stars, and a region of ionised hydrogen gas (HII).

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ESO/Nogueras-Lara et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1920b
Tipi:Ngjitje
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 16, 2019, 17:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1920
Përmasat:6152 x 3120 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Tipi:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Kategori:Stars

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Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
J
1.258 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infra të kuqe
H
1.62 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infra të kuqe
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I