Milky Way Central Region Map

[Galactic Center Map, 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.

Note: The writing (labels) may be better readable in the PNG version of this image

  • Unlabelled version of this image

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

  • More Messier object images from Bill Keels collection.
  • This image was featured as Astronomical Picture of the Day (APOD) September 11, 1999

    Hartmut Frommert
    Christine Kronberg

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    Last Modification: April 17, 2002