Spiral Galaxy, the Milky Way, type SAB(s)bc (?),
As we are living within the disk of the Milky Way Galaxy, the objects of this
galaxy are visible to every direction from us, and particularly concentrated
in the Galactic plane and around the Galactic Center (of which the coordinates
are given above).
- 17 : 45.6
- -28 : 56
- SAB(s)bc I-II ?
- Distance (of center):
- 30 kly
- Apparent Dimension:
- [360 deg: All around the sky]
- 100 kly
- Abs. Mag:
- 750000 million suns
Our image of the Milky Way was obtained by David Malin and is copyrighted
© Australian Astronomical Observatory.
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Last Modification: January 7, 2000