New Milky Way II
Accurate portrait of our Milky Way galaxy, face on view
New Milky Way II
An accurate impression of the Milky Way Galaxy seen from an oblique vantage point, commissioned to appear in Sky & Telescope. Astronomers think that the Galaxy has a central bar, seen in this image. The arms, as we know them, are in their correct places. Note also the so-called 'molecular ring' of dust and young stars that surrounds the bar and nucleus.
Details

Title: New Milky Way II

Category: Galaxies

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2008

Client: Personal

Tags:

Milky Way barred spiral galaxy