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Sagittarius and Ophiuchus Regions

Sag/Oph Regions

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

The ROSAT survey image of the Sagittarius and Ophiuchus regions has many interesting features. Of particular note is Kepler's supernova remnant (observed by astronomer Kepler in 1604), the moon (appearing as two half moon because of the apparent lunar motion between two scans), and the structure in the general diffuse background caused by absorption of background emission by intervening molecular clouds.
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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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