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More Images of DB01-42, DB00-58 & DB00-6

DB01-42

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Chandra X-ray & 2MASS Infrared Images of DB01-42
Chandra has captured the X-ray light from three clusters of bright, young stars that lie in the direction of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Like many stars in the disk of the Galaxy, they are difficult, if not impossible, to see with an optical telescope because of interstellar dust that blocks the visible light. These images show the star cluster DB01-42 in X-ray (blue) and infrared (green) light. The multi-wavelength data provide evidence that DB 01-42 is located near the Galactic Center, about 26,000 light years from Earth.
Scale: Image is 4.2 arcmin per side
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

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VLA Radio Image of DB01-42
This radio image of the star cluster DB01-42 was taken on May 04, 1985 with NRAO's Very Large Array (VLA). The field of view is the same as the Chandra data (above).
Scale: Image is 4.2 arcmin per side
(Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/F.Zadeh et al.)

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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scalebar = 1 arcmin
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

DB00-58

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Chandra X-ray & 2MASS Infrared Images of DB00-58
Despite their similar appearance, the light from the stars in the cluster DB00-58 show much less X-ray and infrared absorption than DB01-42. This lower absorption, which still blocks much of the visible light, indicates that this star cluster is not in the Galactic Center, but is a foreground object. The way in which the X-rays are produced in this cluster is likely to be similar to DB01-42.
Scale: Images are 2.8 arcmin per side, Full-Field images are 2.8 x 4.2 arcmin
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scalebar = 0.75 arcmin
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

DB00-6

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Chandra X-ray & 2MASS Infrared Images of DB00-6
Despite their similar appearance, the light from the stars in the cluster DB00-6 show much less X-ray and infrared absorption than DB01-42. This lower absorption, which still blocks much of the visible light, indicates that this star cluster is not in the Galactic Center, but is a foreground object. The way in which the X-rays are produced in this cluster is likely to be similar to DB01-42.
Scale: Images are 3.1 arcmin per side
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

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VLA Radio Image of DB00-6
Displayed in red, this image shows the spectacular filamentary structures that appear in centimeter radio wavelengths. The region marked on the upper left side shows the location of Chandra's X-ray data for DB00-6. The radio image was taken on March 31, 1984 with NRAO's Very Large Array (VLA).
Scale: Image is 30 arcmin per side, region marked is 3.1 arcmin per side
(Credit: NRAO/VLA/F.Zadeh et al.)

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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scalebar = 0.75 arcmin
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

In Context with the Galactic Center

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Chandra X-ray Image of Galactic Center, Key Sources Labeled
This 400 by 900 light-year mosaic of several Chandra images of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy reveals hundreds of white dwarf stars, neutron stars, and black holes bathed in an incandescent fog of multimillion-degree gas. Key sources have been labeled, including DB01-42, DB00-58 & DB00-6.
Related Image: Galactic Center (Survey) (2002)
(Credit: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al.)

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Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
DB01-42 Scalebar = 1.5 arcmin
DB00-58 Scalebar = 1 arcmin
DB00-6 Scalebar = 1 arcmin
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Northwestern U./C.Law & F.Yusef-Zadeh; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)



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