Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

First images of Gaia on her way

The first images of Gaia on her journey are available.

The image below was taken by  Dutch amateur astronomer Paul Volman between 20:45 and 21:15 CET (19:45 and 20:15 GMT). It is a stack of 20 subexposures of 60 seconds each.

Photograph showing Gaia on the sky

Page last updated: 08 January 2014