Zooming to the Center of the Milky Way

This video zooms into a view of the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and ends on a new photo obtained by 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).


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

About the Video

Release date:Oct. 27, 2020, 7 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2027
Duration:26 s
Frame rate:29.97

About the Object

Name:DECam, Milky Way


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