• Publications
  • Influence
Stellar Orbits around the Galactic Center Black Hole
Wepresentnew diffraction-limitedimagesoftheGalacticcenter, obtainedwith theW.M.KeckI10mtelescope. Within0B4oftheGalaxy’scentraldarkmass,17proper-motionstars,withKmagnitudesrangingfrom 14.0to16.8,Expand
  • 540
  • 99
  • PDF
THE GALACTIC CENTER ENVIRONMENT
▪ Abstract The central half kiloparsec region of our Galaxy harbors a variety of phenomena unique to the central environment. This review discusses the observed structure and activity of theExpand
  • 600
  • 83
Rapid X-ray flaring from the direction of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre
The nuclei of most galaxies are now believed to harbour supermassive black holes. The motions of stars in the central few light years of our Milky Way Galaxy indicate the presence of a dark objectExpand
  • 473
  • 79
  • PDF
High Proper-Motion Stars in the Vicinity of Sagittarius A*: Evidence for a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
Over a 2 year period we have conducted a di†raction-limited imaging study at 2.2 km of the inner 6A ) 6A of the central stellar cluster of the Galaxy using the W. M. Keck 10 m telescope. The K-bandExpand
  • 407
  • 74
  • PDF
An Improved Distance and Mass Estimate for Sgr A* from a Multistar Orbit Analysis
We present new, more precise measurements of the mass and distance of our Galaxy's central supermassive black hole, Sgr A*. These results stem from a new analysis that more than doubles the timeExpand
  • 208
  • 63
  • PDF
A DISK OF YOUNG STARS AT THE GALACTIC CENTER AS DETERMINED BY INDIVIDUAL STELLAR ORBITS
We present new proper motions from the 10 m Keck telescopes for a puzzling population of massive, young stars located within 3".5 (0.14 pc) of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. OurExpand
  • 215
  • 57
  • PDF
Stellar Populations in the Central 0.5 pc of the Galaxy II: The Initial Mass Function
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way plays host to a massive, young cluster that may have formed in one of the most inhospitable environments in the Galaxy. We present newExpand
  • 145
  • 50
  • PDF
Diffuse X-Ray Emission in a Deep Chandra Image of the Galactic Center
We examine the spectrum of diffuse emission detected in the 17' ? 17' field around Sgr A* during 625 ks of Chandra observations. The spectrum exhibits He-like and H-like lines from Si, S, Ar, Ca, andExpand
  • 169
  • 41
  • PDF
A Deep Chandra Catalog of X-Ray Point Sources toward the Galactic Center
(abridged) We present a catalog of 2357 point sources detected during 590 ks of Chandra observations of the 17-by-17 arcminute field around Sgr A*. This field encompasses a physical area of 40 by 40Expand
  • 175
  • 39
  • PDF
High Angular Resolution Integral-Field Spectroscopy of the Galaxy's Nuclear Cluster: A Missing Stellar Cusp?
We report on the structure of the nuclear star cluster in the innermost 0.16 pc of the Galaxy as measured by the number density profile of late-type giants. Using laser guide star adaptive optics inExpand
  • 132
  • 37
  • PDF