View of the galactic centre

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eso_galactic-centre-e December 16th, 2019

Credit: ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti

View of the Galactic centre captured with ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope, as part of the Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) ESO public survey.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/galactic-centre-e/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Milky Way Galactic Centre
Subject - Milky Way
Galaxy > Component > Center/Core
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 45m 40.4s
DEC = -29° 0’ 35.2”
Orientation
North is 58.6° CCW
Field of View
2.1 x 0.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue VISTA (VIRCAM) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Green VISTA (VIRCAM) Infrared (H) 1.7 µm
Red VISTA (VIRCAM) Infrared (Ks) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
galactic-centre-e
Subject Category
B.5.4.9  
Subject Name
Milky Way Galactic Centre
Credits
ESO/VVV Survey/D. Minniti
Release Date
2019-12-16T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/galactic-centre-e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Instrument
VIRCAM, VIRCAM, VIRCAM
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H, Ks
Central Wavelength
1250, 1650, 2150
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
266.418440068, -29.0097661109
Reference Dimension
2315.0, 938.0
Reference Pixel
1157.5, 469.0
Scale
-1.47608010039e-05, 1.47608010039e-05
Rotation
58.639999999999958
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
galactic-centre-e
Metadata Date
2019-12-14T17:07:30.918549
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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