Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way

This image, a composite of several observations captured by ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST), shows the space observatory Gaia as a faint trail of dots across the lower half of the star-filled field of view. These observations were taken as part of an ongoing collaborative effort to measure Gaia’s orbit and improve the accuracy of its unprecedented star map.

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Auðkenni:eso1908a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Maí 2, 2019, 15:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1908
Stærð:1241 x 761 px

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Nafn:Gaia
Tegund:Unspecified : Technology : Spacecraft
Constellation:Virgo
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):14 20 55.26
Position (Dec):-8° 52' 51.26"
Field of view:4.41 x 2.71 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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