Minniti, D.

The innermost region of the Milky Way

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Monday 8th
The innermost region of the Milky Way
The VVVX survey is a near-IR survey of the southern disk and bulge of our Galaxy, made with the VISTA telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory. Over the past 12 years we have been mapping a large region that is severely affected by interstellar extinction using the JHKs filters, in order to unveil the internal structure of the Milky Way. We have also observed repeatedly in the Ks-band, in order to reveal the variable sources along these obscured lines of sight. In this talk I will describe the huge database that is a precious legacy for the community, and I will also focus on a few of the latest discoveries made by the VVVX survey team.