The Perseus Cluster (DSS2 excerpt, ground-based image)

Located around 235 million light-years away from Earth, The Perseus Galaxy Cluster is one of the closest to us but is difficult to see in 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's field of view is 2.75 x 2.81 degrees.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic0817c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 August 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0817
Size:9887 x 10127 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1275, Perseus Cluster
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:250 million light years
Constellation:Perseus
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 19 58.31
Position (Dec):41° 32' 34.28"
Field of view:165.92 x 169.95 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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