The galactic centre

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eso_galactic_center_hi May 22nd, 2017

Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF

The view of the centre of our galaxy with a closer view of the object known as Sagittarius A*, the bright radio source that corresponds to the supermassive black hole.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/galactic_center_hi/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Milky Way Galactic Centre Sagittarius A*
Subject - Milky Way
Galaxy » Component » Central Black Hole
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 46m 57.4s
DEC = -28° 33’ 30.3”
Orientation
North is 58.8° CCW
Field of View
2.2 x 1.1 degrees
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_purple Very Large Array (None) Radio (1.4 GHz) 200.0 mm
Arrow_left_orange Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (None) Millimeter 1.1 mm
Arrow_left_cyan Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared 4.5 µm
Arrow_left_cyan Spitzer Space Telescope (MIPS) Infrared 8.0 µm
Arrow_left_cyan Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared 4.5 µm
Spectrum_ir2
Arrow_top_purple
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_cyan
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ID
galactic_center_hi
Subject Category
B   B.5.4.6  
Subject Name
Milky Way Galactic Centre, Sagittarius A*
Credits
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/galactic_center_hi/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Array, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
None, None, IRAC, MIPS, IRAC
Color Assignment
Purple, Orange, Cyan, Cyan, Cyan
Band
Radio, Millimeter, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
1.4 GHz, -, -, -, -
Central Wavelength
200000000, 1100000, 4500, 8000, 4500
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
266.739371316, -28.558418526
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 1527.0
Reference Pixel
1500.0, 763.5
Scale
-0.000719141875484, 0.000719141875484
Rotation
58.760000000000133
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
galactic_center_hi
Metadata Date
2017-05-22T12:44:11+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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