RR Lyrae stars in the constellation of Sagittarius

This chart shows the location of the field of view within which the RR Lyrae stars close to the galactic centre were discovered — marked with a red circle. The variable stars and the centre of the Milky Way are within the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:12 October 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1636
Size:3338 x 4294 px

About the Object

Name:RR Lyr
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable

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