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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 toward the galactic center, where by chance, there is less dust along Earth's line of sight, and objects within and beyond the galactic center can be observed. This phenomenon 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. Location:

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

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