Galactic-Centre

A collection of space, astronomy and science.

Recent Tweets @

This wide field view of part of our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, was created from photographs taken in red and blue light as part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The remarkable double star OGLE-LMC-CEP0227 lies at the centre of the picture, just one of huge numbers of faint stars. Studies of this very rare system have allowed astronomers to measure mass of a Cepheid variable star with unprecedented accuracy. The field of view is approximately 2.8 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin

  1. obscuraaaa reblogged this from disconnect-and-let-me-drift
  2. disconnect-and-let-me-drift reblogged this from galactic-centre
  3. cryptalgia reblogged this from galactic-centre
  4. the-social-recluse reblogged this from galactic-centre
  5. angiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee reblogged this from galactic-centre
  6. sympan reblogged this from sweet--sherlock
  7. sweet--sherlock reblogged this from galactic-centre
  8. lunarhythms reblogged this from galactic-centre
  9. dante515 reblogged this from galactic-centre
  10. deepspacedon reblogged this from galactic-centre
  11. unmovinggreatlibrary reblogged this from galactic-centre
  12. scimentality reblogged this from galactic-centre
  13. galactic-centre posted this