(region of sky allowing observation into the galactic center)
Baade's Window is a region of the
celestial sphere toward the
galactic center, where by chance,
there is less dust along Earth's
line of sight, and objects within and beyond the
galactic center can be observed.
This phenomenon was identified by astronomer Walter Baade
in the mid-1940s.
The region is of interest in studying the stars and
globular clusters of the galactic center, which
are generally hidden by dust.
Referenced by pages:
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)