markaz-e kahkešân (#)
Fr.: centre galactique
1) The rotational center of the → Milky Way galaxy located
in the direction of the → Sagittarius constellation at a
distance of 7.62 ± 0.32 kpc (2005, ApJ 628, 246). Its equatorial coordinates
(J2000 epoch) are: R.A. 17h45m40.04s, Dec. -29° 00' 28.1''.
The Sun orbits around the Galactic center once every 200 million years
at a speed of 220 km per second. It is believed that
there is a → supermassive black hole at the
Galactic center cluster
xuše-ye markaz-e kahkešân
Fr.: amas du centre galactique
One of the three massive clusters located toward the → Galactic center: → Quintuplet cluster, → Arches cluster, → Central cluster. Heavily extinguished by the presence of dust clouds and only accessible at infrared (and longer) wavelengths or in X-rays, each of these clusters has a population of more than a hundred → massive stars. The three clusters are similar in most respects, each containing about 104 solar masses in stars. The Arches cluster is younger than the two others.