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.


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

About the Image

Release date:24 October 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1242
Size:5675 x 4275 px

About the Object

Name:Galactic Centre, Milky Way Galactic Centre
Type:Milky Way
Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core

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