Baade's window


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Baade's window

[′bä·dəz ‚win·dō]
(astronomy)
An unusually transparent region about 4° from the galactic center.
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Holtzman and his colleagues used the Hubble Space Telescope's wide-field camera to peer through a relatively dust-free pathway, known as Baade's Window, into the galactic bulge.
Holtzman cites three difficulties that make the results of the Hubhie study somewhat tentative: the telescope's flawed optics, incomplete mapping of the amount of light-obscuring dust in Baade's Window, and uncertainties about the distance to the bulge.