Part of the VVV view of the bulge of the Milky Way from ESO's VISTA

This large star-filled picture is a tiny part of the VVV survey conducted by ESO’s VISTA infrared survey telescope. It shows a patch of sky in the direction of the centre of the Milky Way and includes many thousands of stars that form part of the Milky Way bulge. The star catalogues from the VVV survey have been used to map out the shape of the bulge more accurately than ever before.

Credit:

ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti, I. Toledo

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About the Image

Id:eso1339c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 September 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1339
Size:15489 x 11922 px

About the Object

Type:• Milky Way
• X - Stars

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BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrared
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrared
Ks
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

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