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galactic anticenter

galactic anticenter

View of the galactic anticenter in gamma rays. Image: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Credit: NASA.


The galactic anticenter is the point in the galactic plane that lies directly opposite the galactic center. It lies in the constellation Auriga at approximately R.A. 05h 46m, Dec. +28° 56'; the nearest bright star to it is Alnath in Taurus.