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Abell 426, Perseus cluster

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 known universe, containing thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion-degree gas. Read more.

Name and aliases ACO 426
Common names Per Cluster, Perseus Cluster
Type Cluster of Galaxies
Coordinates 03:19:47.20 +41:30:47.0
Radial velocity 5486.2 km/s
Redshift 0.017900
Distance 243.3 million light years
Link Simbad
Link HyperLeda

Abell 426

Telescope
Esprit 120ED APO Triplet
Camera
Atik one 6.0
Mount
Skywatcher Eq6-R
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
46 * 300 sec L, 10 * 300 sec RGB