Close up on the Milky Way’s Bulge

This image shows a wide-field view of the center of the Milky Way with a pull-out image of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The DECam image covers around 4 x 2 degrees (an area about 8 times as wide as the full Moon).

Credit:

CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA/STScI, W. Clarkson (UM-Dearborn), C. Johnson (STScI), and M. Rich (UCLA)/E.Slawik

About the Image

Id:noirlab2027c
Type:Collage
Release date:Oct. 27, 2020, 7 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2027
Size:4200 x 4200 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way
Category:Galaxies

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