# What is the actual center of galaxy in this image

What is actually the center of the galaxy here? Is it the bright star or something nearby it?

• The text the images comes with says the center of the Galaxy is in the center of the image. Feb 3, 2022 at 11:42
• @planetmaker ikr Feb 3, 2022 at 11:56

This image is based on a combined data set from the MeerKAT radio telescope. The processing is described in The 1.28 GHz MeerKAT Galactic Center Mosaic. This paper includes a replica of the image above (with a different palette) along with celestial and galactic coordinates. I am reproducing the image below. The direction of the center of the galaxy is located the intersection of the to galactic coordinate lines $$l=0.0°$$ and $$b=0.0°$$.