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Looking at center of our galaxcy question.

  1. Apr 27, 2009 #1
    What star in what constellation is closest to looking dead center into the eye of our galaxcy?

    And why dosesnt the fog of the milkyway cross the sky around the ecliptic? Is our solar system relative to our galaxcy like two plates on a floor or are they different like how neptunes rings are turned like 90 degrees from the ecliptic?
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  3. Apr 27, 2009 #2


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    The center is in the general direction of the southern edge of Sagittarius, not too far from the star Kaus Australis, about 10 degrees away.

    Our solar system and the galactic plane are inclined to each other, yes.
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