24  August  2018
 
NGC 1275 (also known as Perseus A or Caldwell 24)

    
    



By Mark Hanson
(http://www.hansonastronomy.com)

The Perseus Cluster (Abell 426), located 237 million light-years away in the constellation of Perseus,
 contains thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multi-million degree gas.
 Near the cluster center is the cluster’s dominant galaxy NGC 1275 (also known as Perseus A).
 Telescope: Planewave 24" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount Camera: SBIG 16803
 Location: Stellar Winds Observatory at DSNM, Animas, New Mexico
 Exposure: LRGB 500L, 300 each RGB   

 

 

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