September 1, 2004
Gemini Observatory/NOAO/Abu Team
The center of our Milky Way Galaxy showing emission from hot gas that will either form stars or feed the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
The image quality for this Brackett-alpha (hydrogen) line image is FWHM=0.35 arcsec. This image was obtained with the "Abu" thermal-infrared camera built by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.
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