Awesome combined image from Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra, showing deep view of the centre of the Milky Way, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.
Annotated image (click for larger version)
Tricolore (click for larger version):
the images combines near-infrared imaging from the
Wide Field Camera (3) Ye Olde Near-Infrared Camera (really, NIC mosaic – ouch – see comments) on Hubble, mid/near-infrared images from Spitzer, and soft x-ray images from Chandra, mosaic’d into a gorgeous false colour close up of the inner few tens of parsecs of the Milky Way.
The Black Hole is at Sagittarius A, in case you were wondering, its “radius of influence” is about a parsec (see bar on right for scale in annotated image).