I am looking for a map which shows all black holes in the Milky Way.

See this exoplanet map for what I mean.

If it is not existing (yet). Is there at least an online catalogue which summarizes for all black holes which have been discovered so far?

  • $\begingroup$ I don't know that there is a compiled list, but there are papers about observations of BH candidates (e.g., this one from 2001 in MNRAS). $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Kyle, that's all?! Guess, we are still in the "James Cook age" of cosmology ;). Time for more bachelor theses on this topic!! $\endgroup$
    – Randy Welt
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ @RandyWelt: I'm sure there's more recent work done, that's one of the first Google hits I got when searching coordinates galactic black holes -supermassive. It's surprisingly hard to find something that doesn't emit light ;) $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Mar 29, 2015 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ Such a list cannot exist until either we go well beyond the solar system or we come into contact with others. Thanks to the galaxy's central bulge and its many bands of gas, a sizable portion of the galaxy is completely hidden from view. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 21:20
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this would be better for astronomy.SE. $\endgroup$
    – user4552
    Sep 11, 2019 at 20:37


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