Wide angle view of our own Galaxy

[Milky Way]

About this image

A wide angle view toward the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This is a modified version of a picture taken by David Talent at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. A box has been added showing the exact location of the Galactic Center: this box is 39 arc minutes on a side, which is the size of the infrared mosaic image taken at Kitt Peak (qv: there'll be a cross-reference when it's posted).

More: miscellaneous page.

Minimum credit line: David Talent/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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308 x 200 14 kb color JPEG (on this page)
616 x 400 45 kb color JPEG
2006 x 1303 280 kb color JPEG
2006 x 1303 2.5 Mb 8-bit color TIFF
2006 x 1303 7.6 Mb 24-bit color TIFF
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