Galactic Centre Quintuplet

This UFTI image is a deep observation of a small region near the Galactic Centre. It shows the Galactic Centre 'Quintuplet' stars; the 5 red sources in the centre are the classical quintuplet, the fainter red source just to the north is MGM5. The 'Pistol' star - a mass-losing LBV - is the bright white star about 1/5th of the way up from the bottom of the frame, centrally placed.

Credit: Jean Chiar (NASA-Ames) and Andy Adamson (JAC)