Stars around Sgr A* in July 2021

Eso_eso2119e_1024

eso_eso2119e December 14th, 2021

Credit: ESO/GRAVITY collaboration

This image show stars orbiting very close to Sgr A* (centre), the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. They were obtained with the GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at the end of July 2021.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2119e/

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
Sagittarius A*
Subject - Milky Way
Galaxy > Component > Central Black Hole
Eso_eso2119e_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 45m 40.0s
DEC = -29° 0’ 26.7”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange VLTI (GRAVITY) Infrared (K) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Eso_eso2119e_1280
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ID
eso2119e
Subject Category
B.5.4.6  
Subject Name
Sagittarius A*
Credits
ESO/GRAVITY collaboration
Release Date
2021-12-14T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2119e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope Interferometer
Instrument
GRAVITY
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
K
Central Wavelength
2200
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
266.41676135, -29.0074152942
Reference Dimension
1046.0, 1046.0
Reference Pixel
523.0, 523.0
Scale
-8.20221663412e-08, 8.20221663412e-08
Rotation
-0
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
eso2119e
Metadata Date
2021-09-28T11:53:49+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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