Wide-field view of the centre of the Milky Way

This visible light wide-field view shows the rich star clouds in the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer) in the direction of the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. The entire image is filled with vast numbers of stars — but far more remain hidden behind clouds of dust and are only revealed in infrared images. This view was created from photographs in red and blue light and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is approximately 3.5 degrees x 3.6 degrees.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin and S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)

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Auðkenni:galactic-centre-a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 16, 2019, 17:00 CET
Stærð:4257 x 1775 px

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Nafn:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Tegund:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):17 45 34.83
Position (Dec):-28° 59' 44.38"
Field of view:35.67 x 14.87 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 121.3° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
425 nm Other
N/A
Sýnilegt
V
550 nm Other
N/A
Sýnilegt
R
625 nm Other
N/A
Sýnilegt
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
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B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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