Milky Way nuclear star cluster extinction map (Schoedel+, 2014)

Schoedel, R.; Feldmeier, A.; Kunneriath, D.; Stolovy, S.; Neumauer, N.
VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/A+A/566/A47. Originally published in: 2014A&A...566A..47S (2014).


An extinction map at 4.5μm was created from the pixel colours measured in rebinned images of the Galactic Center in the Spitzer IRAC Channels 1 (3.6μm) and 2 (4.5μm). The pixel scale is 5 arcseconds per pixel. To convert colours into extinction, an intrinsic mean stellar colour of [3.6]-[4.5]=-0.15 was assumed and subtracted from each pixel. Subsequently, the relation A[4.5]/E([3.6]-[4.5])=1.8+/-0.2 was used to convert the measured colour excess to extinction. The unit of the presented maps is magnitudes.

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