Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy cluster Perseus 3h20' +41°30' 240 Mly

The Perseus Cluster (Abell 426) is a cluster of galaxies in the constellation Perseus. It has a recession speed of 5,366 km/s and a diameter of 863′. It is one of the most massive objects in the universe, containing thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gas.

At least 20 galaxies are visible on this image.

Perseus galaxy cluster (NGC 1267 to NGC 1283)

NGC number finder chart:

Perseus cluster with galaxies labelled by NGC number


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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sept 27, 2008 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy