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Hubble exoplanet search field in Sagittarius
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- Title Hubble exoplanet search field in Sagittarius
- Released 05/10/2006 5:03 pm
- Copyright NASA, ESA, K. Sahu (STScI) and the SWEEPS science team
This is an image of one-half of the Hubble Space Telescope field of view in the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS). The field contains approximately 150,000 stars, down to 30th magnitude. The stars in the Galactic disk and bulge have a mixture of colours and masses. The field is so crowded with stars because Hubble was looking across 26,000 light-years of space in the direction of the centre of our Galaxy.