NACO observation of the stars at the centre of the Milky Way

This image is one of hundreds collected using the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile over a two-decade period to monitor the motions of stars orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Credit:

ESO/MPE

About the Image

Id:eso1825g
Type:Observation
Release date:26 July 2018, 14:00
Related releases:eso1825
Size:3840 x 2160 px

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Quasars and Black Holes
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 45 40.09
Position (Dec):-29° 0' 27.26"
Field of view:0.06 x 0.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Ks
2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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