Baades Window
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Baade's Window

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 0.64° × 1.15° on the sky, of a portion of Baade's Window centered at about l=1.0°, b=-3.9°. This "window" through our Milky Way Galaxy, discovered by the German-American astronomer Walter Baade early in the last century, is an important region of the sky, because the interstellar extinction, due to intervening dust in the Galactic plane, is substantially lower than other regions of the Galaxy nearby to it. 2000 Jan 26-Feb 1

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