The centre of the Milky Way

Image of the galactic centre. For the interferometric GRAVITY observations the star IRS 16C was used as a reference star, the actual target was the star S2. The position of the centre, which harbours the (invisible) black hole known as Sgr A*,with 4 million solar masses, is marked by the orange cross.


ESO/MPE/S. Gillessen et al.

Over de afbeelding

Publicatiedatum:23 juni 2016 10:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1622
Grootte:1384 x 1126 px

Over het object

Naam:IRS 16C
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Categorie:Quasars and Black Holes


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