The centre of the Milky Way*

The central parts of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, as observed in the near-infrared with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. By following the motions of the most central stars over more than 16 years, astronomers were able to determine the mass of the supermassive black hole that lurks there.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/S. Gillessen et al.

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso0846a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:10. desember 2008
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1835, eso0846
Stærð:900 x 900 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Galactic Centre
Tegund:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Fjarlægð:25000 ljósár
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):17 45 40.09
Position (Dec):-29° 0' 23.56"
Field of view:0.41 x 0.41 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.3° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Innrautt
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Very Large Telescope
NACO
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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