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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 Cosmic Dust along Earth's line of site, and objects in and beyond the galactic center can be observed. This quality was identified by astronomer Walter Baade in the mid-1940s.

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The region is of interest in studying the stars and Globular Clusters (GC) of the galactic center, which are generally hidden by dust.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baade's_Window

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