K-band Image of the Galactic Centre

K-band image of the central 6 x 13 square arcsec around the Galactic Centre obtained by MACAO-VLTI under average atmospheric conditions (0.8 arcsec seeing) with an exposure time of 90 seconds. Although the 14.6 magnitude guide star is located roughly 20 arcsec from the field center - this leading to isoplanatic degradation of image sharpness - the present image is nearly diffraction limited and has a point-source FWHM of about 0.115 arcsec.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0313h
Type:Observation
Release date:13 May 2003
Related releases:eso0313
Size:1386 x 603 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Galaxies
Distance:25000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

Image Formats

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Wallpapers

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 45 40.11
Position (Dec):-29° 0' 27.99"
Field of view:0.25 x 0.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 6.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.2 μm Very Large Telescope Interferometer
AMBER

 

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