Milky Way Central Region

[Galactic Center, W. Keel]

Outstanding photograph of the Milky Way's central region, including constellations Sagittarius, Scorpius, Ophiuchus, and Scutum. This photograph exhibits a large number of Messier objects: M6, M7, M8, M9, M16, M17, M18, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M25, M28, M54, M69, and M70.

  • Annoted map version of this image

    This image was obtained by Bill Keel of the University of Alabama.

  • More Messier object images from Bill Keels collection.

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