HAWK-I view of the Milky Way’s central region (close-up)

This image features a close-up of a wide-field, near-infrared view of the central region of the Milky Way, taken with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/Nogueras-Lara et al.

About the Image

Id:galactic-centre-f
Type:Observation
Release date:16 December 2019, 17:00
Size:2315 x 938 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Centre
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 45 40.43
Position (Dec):-29° 0' 35.16"
Field of view:2.05 x 0.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 58.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.258 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
H
1.62 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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