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Baade's Window

(region of sky allowing observation into the galactic center)

Baade's Window is a region of the celestial sphere within that toward the galactic center, where by chance, there is less dust along Earth's line of sight, and objects in and beyond the galactic center can be observed. This quality was identified by astronomer Walter Baade in the mid-1940s.


The region is of interest in studying the stars and globular clusters of the galactic center, which are generally hidden by dust.

(Milky Way,dust,sky)'s_Window
Coordinates:Baade's Window

Referenced by:
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)