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The Perseus Cluster (DSS2 excerpt)

The Perseus Cluster (DSS2 excerpt)

Date: 20 August 2008
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Perseus Cluster (Abell 426) with NGC1275
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

Located around 235 million light-years away from Earth, The Perseus cluster of galaxies (Abell 426) is one of the closest to us but is difficult to see at visible-light wavelengths. The cluster contains 190 galaxies, including NGC 1275 which sits near the centre of this image, and is part of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster which contains over 1000 galaxies.

This image is centred on the Perseus cluster with a field of view of 2.75° × 2.81° (excerpt from the Digitized Sky Survey 2).

Last Update: 1 September 2019
12-Jun-2024 18:29 UT

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