Sagittarius A

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Nucleus of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. This radiograph shows the ionized gas (thermal emission) within the central 10 light years of our Galaxy. The compact nonthermal radio source has been subtracted from the map.

Investigator(s):  K.Y. Lo, M.J. Claussen

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1982-00-00 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band C 
    Wavelength 6 cm 
    Frequency 5.0 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 17:42:29.30, Dec: -28:59:18.60 (B1950)  
    Field of View 0.0500 x 0.0500 degrees  
    Technical Caption Observing runs - during 1982 at the VLA in B- and C-configuration using about 27 antennas.  

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