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Fast Facts for NGC 1705
About this Object

Object Name:

Galactic Center

Object Description:

Center of the Milky Way Galaxy


R.A. 17h 45m 36.00s
Dec. -28° 55' 58.8"



About the Data

Data Description:

The HST data were taken from proposals 13049, 12663, and 12182 PI: T. Do (UCLA) and 11671 PI: A. Ghez (UCLA). The science team comprises T. Do, A. Ghez, and M. Morris (UCLA), R. Schodel (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia), J. Lu (University of Hawaii), W. Clarkson (University of Michigan), D. Merritt (RIT), B. Hansen and S. Yelda (UCLA), J. Bullock (University of California, Irvine), J. Anderson (STScI), L. Meyer, E. Mills, and N. McCrady (UCLA), and J.-U. Pott (Max Planck Insititue for Astronomy, Heidelberg).




F127M (H2O/CH4 continuum), F139M (H2O/CH4 line), and F153M (H2O and NH3)

Exposure Date:

2010 - 2014

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

March 6, 2003


This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/IR instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F127M (H2O/CH4 continuum)


F139M (H2O/CH4 line)


F153M (H2O and NH3)