Wide-field view of the Perseus constellation (ground-based image)

The Perseus Cluster and erupting galaxy NGC 1275 are found within the constellation Perseus, the Hero. Although NGC 1275 is the brightest galaxy in the Perseus Galaxy Cluster, professional equipment is required to see it in any detail. However, even naked eye observers can see the Pleiades open star cluster in neighbouring Taurus (in the bottom left of the image) on a clear night.


A. Fujii

About the Image

Release date:20 August 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0817
Size:5496 x 4416 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1275, Perseus Cluster
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster

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