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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ID:eso1908a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:2 maj 2019 15:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1908
Storlek:1241 x 761 px

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Namn:Gaia
Typ:Unspecified : Technology : Spacecraft
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori: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
Orientering:Nord är -0.0° vänster om lodrätt

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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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