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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For example, it should cope well with the few million faint stars per square degree found in Baade's Window - a corridor of low interstellar absorption toward the galaxy's rich inner regions in Sagittarius.
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.
The OGLE team has found 933 in a section of Baade's Window (an area in Sagittarius rich in stars and relatively free of interstellar material), where fewer than 100 had been known before.