Globular Clusters at the Core of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1275
Date: 15 January 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field/Planetary Camera image of the center of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1275, reveals about 50 massive and compact globular clusters. This color picture is a composite of red and green images. Though this is an approximation of a "true color" view, the colors are intensified beyond what one would expect to see with the naked eye. The clusters appear as blue dots. The white dot is the bright and compact core of the galaxy which is partially encircled by large dark filaments of nebulosity.
Last Update: 1 September 2019