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SkyView Guide to Wavelengths

What's out there? Looking up in the night sky, all we can see are stars and planets which make up only a small fraction of what's out there. But, there's so much more. Wavelengths beyond our capacity to see them with our eyes hold wonders and answers to questions previously thought to be unanswerable. To help acquaint you with the sky and the different wavelengths astronomers use, we have put together a page of interesting objects to view. Just place these names in the coorindate value box and select the appropriate survey and enjoy the show!

Optical
Eta carinae
3c273 (jet is barely visible)
Objects from the Messier catalog (M1 - M101)
Sombrero galaxy

X-ray
M31
M1
Galactic center
Sco X-1

Radio
Galactic plane
Vela pulsar
Crab nebula
3c273

Gamma-ray
3c279
Geminga

Infrared
Eta Carinae
Orion nebula
M31

EUVE
Vela SNR
AR Lac
UV Gem
sirius


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