Cluster of galaxies in Hercules

Abell 2151, the Hercules cluster, is a small, irregular cluster, with a core membership of fewer than 100 galaxies, and no strongly dominant central galaxy. It is more than 360 million light-years away and probably contains 1000 billion solar masses of sundry materials. It contains the two peculiar systems Arp 71 (NGC6045) and Arp 272 (NGC6050+IC1179). KPNO 4-meter Mayall telescope, 1974.

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NOIRLab/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao-03496
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:5909 x 4824 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2151, Hercules cluster
Constellation:Hercules
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 5 27.59
Position (Dec):17° 54' 5.59"
Field of view:18.54 x 14.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° right of vertical