Detail View: NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Collection: The Annotated Galactic Center

Title: 
The Annotated Galactic Center
Explanation: 
The sky toward the center of our Galaxy [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970517.html ] is filled with a wide variety of celestial wonders [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/calendar/ca9710.html ]. Most are visible with only binoculars. Constellations of nearby stars include Sagittarius [ http://astro.gmu.edu/constellation/SGR.html ], Libra [ http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellations/Libra.html ], Scorpius [ http://astro.gmu.edu/constellation/SCO.html ], Scutum [ http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellations/Scutum.html ], and Ophiuchus [ http://astro.gmu.edu/constellation/OPH.html ]. Nebulae include Messier [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960626.html ] Objects M8 [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960127.html ], M16 [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970118.html ], M17 [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960829.html ], M20 [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap950723.html ] and the Pipe Nebula [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap970621.html ]. Open clusters [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/open_clusters.html ] include M6 [ http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m006.html ], M7 [ http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m007.html ], M18 [ http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m018.html ], M21 [ http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m021.html ], M23 [ http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m023.html ], M24 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m024.html ], M25 [ http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m025.html ]. Globular clusters [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/globular_clusters.html ] include M9 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m009.html ], M22 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m022.html ], M28 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m028.html ], M54 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m054.html ], M69 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m069.html ], M70 [ http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/m/m070.html ]. And don't forget Baade's Window [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960201.html ]. Click on the photo to get the un-annotated version.
Credit and Copyright: 
W. Keel (U. Alabama in Tuscaloosa), Cerro Tololo, Chile [ http://www.ls.eso.org/ ]
keyword: 
Io
facet_where: 
Alabama
facet_what: 
Crux
original url: 
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap971111.html
UID: 
SPD-APOD-ap971111