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The Milky Way, looking towards the Galactic Centre

auteur: R.Gendler/Novapix

référence: a-vlc04-00002

Image Size 300 DPI: 146 * 219 cm

The center of our galaxy is a remarkable place. In visible light the central brightening known as "Baade's Window" represents not the true center but a discrete "window" in the dust which allows the light of millions of bulge stars to shine through. This allowed Walter Baade to peer through and calculate the distance to the galactic center in the 1940's. The true galactic center lies in the lower right of the image, near the NGC 6334-6357 nebulas complex. 50 Frame Mosaic, 60 Hours Exposure.

Keywords for this photo:

ACT05 - ASTRONOMY - BAADE'S WINDOW - GALACTIC CENTER - LAGOON - M20 - M21 - M8 - MILKY WAY - NEBULA - NGC 6334 - NGC 6357 - NGC 6514 - NGC 6523 - NGC 6531 - POSTER - SAGITTARIUS - SCORPIUS - STAR - STAR CLUSTER - TRIFID -