GLIMPSE the Milky Way

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GLIMPSE the Milky Way

Post by leustek » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:13 pm

Where in the GLIMPSE image is the galactic center?

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Post by BMAONE23 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:33 pm

The galactic center lies in Sagittarius which is just now, along with the galactic center, beginning to move behind the sun. The GLIMPSE swath of the galactic plane sits in the constellation NORMA which is near Scorpio. This has already passed the sun by. So although they are close together, I don't think that the center is visible in this image. It would be nice to see an image of this quality of the entire galactic plane (it would be a huge image though).

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Post by harry » Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:39 am


In my opinion we can estimate that there a number of Black Holes around the centre. I would say maybe about 20 plus.

Look at the post : wow blackholes

This is fantastic, I have seen it before and everytime its great
How do you think these blackholes were formed.

and our Galactic centre
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