The galactic centre

The view of the centre of our galaxy with a closer view of the object known as Sagittarius A*, the bright radio source that corresponds to the supermassive black hole.

Credit:

NRAO/AUI/NSF

About the Image

Id:galactic_center_hi
Type:Observation
Release date:22 May 2017, 13:47
Size:3000 x 1527 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Centre, Sagittarius A*
Type:Milky Way
Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 46 57.45
Position (Dec):-28° 33' 30.31"
Field of view:129.45 x 65.89 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 58.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Radio
1.4 GHz
20 cm Very Large Array
Infrared8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
Infrared4.5 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared4.5 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Millimeter1.1 mmCaltech Submillimeter Observatory

 

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