Quote:Sagittarius A* (pronounced "Sagittarius A-star", standard abbreviation Sgr A*) is a bright and very compact astronomical radio source at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius. It is part of a larger astronomical feature known as Sagittarius A. Sagittarius A* is believed to be the location of a supermassive black hole, such as those that are now generally accepted to be at the centers of most spiral and elliptical galaxies.Right ascension: 17h 45m 40.045sDeclination: -29° 0' 27.9"
Quote:Sagittarius A* has a well defined location and according to Wikipedia is in the Sagittarius A complex.Quote:Sagittarius A* ...near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarius_A*
Quote:Sagittarius A* ...near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.....
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Quote:Where is Sagittarius A in relation to the constellation? I've looked all over and can't find this. Thanks
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Quote:It is rarely plotted on many star atlases since the object itself is not visible in visible light.
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Quote:Quote:It is rarely plotted on many star atlases since the object itself is not visible in visible light.
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