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Photographer:

Nick Pavelchak

Email:

sydney77@verizon.net

Location of Photo:

Altamont, NY

Date/Time of photo:

January, 2019

Equipment:

Celestron C14 Edge, AP900, Optec TCF, Astrodon LRGB, SBIG ST10XME

Description:

This is a section of the galaxy cluster Abell 426 in Perseus. It is about 250 million light-years away. The galaxy at the top of the picture is NGC 1275. While this object has an oval shape, we are actually looking at a spiral galaxy nearly edge-on as it emits gaseous filaments in multiple directions. NGC 1275 is also known as Perseus A and is a strong source of radio waves as well as X-rays from a black hole at its nucleus.

Website:

http://www.astrobin.com/users/sydney/

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