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Stars Are Born Around the Milky Way October 15, 2005

Posted by jtintle in Chandra X-ray Observatory, Deep Space, Milky Way, Sagittarius A, Space Fotos.
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Sagittarius A*
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/F.K.Baganoff et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss
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Fast Facts for Sagittarius A*:
Credit X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/F.K.Baganoff et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss
Scale Left panel is 5.6 arcmin across.
Category Black Holes, Milky Way Galaxy
Coordinates (J2000) RA 17h 45m 40s | Dec -29° 00′ 28.00
Constellation Sagittarius
Observation Dates 11 pointings from September 21, 1999 through June 04, 2002
Observation Time 164 hours
Obs. IDs 242, 1561, 2943, 2951-2954, 3392, 3393, 3663, 3665
Color Code X-ray (Energy): Red (2-3.3 keV), Green (3.3-4.7 keV), Blue (4.7-8 keV)
Instrument ACIS
References S. Nayakshin and R. Sunyaev, 2005, MNRAS, in press.
Distance Estimate About 26,000 light years
Release Date October 13, 2005

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