Gemini Probes The Center Of Andromeda Galaxy With Unprecedented Clarity

Near-IR images of the nucleus of M31 obtained at Gemini North and CFHT. The top two panels are reduced data, the bottom panel is a model created by the team. In the model a point-source contributing 20% of the total flux offset 0.1" from the bright nucleus is added to reproduce the morphology seen in the K' observation.

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NOIRLab

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Release date:June 5, 2006
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