Optical image of galaxies in the Coma cluster

Optical image of galaxies in the Coma cluster

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Caption: Coma galaxy cluster. True-colour optical image of galaxies in the Coma cluster, lying in the constellation Coma Berenices. The two brightest galaxies (at centre) are NGC 4889 (left) and NGC 4874 (right). Many other, fainter, galaxies are seen as fuzzy blobs around the two brighter ones. The Coma cluster contains around 100 galaxies, and lies around 300 million light years away. This image was produced by digitally combining photographs taken by the UK Schmidt Telescope in blue and red light.

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Keywords: a1656 cluster, abell 1656 cluster, astronomy, cluster, coma, coma berenices cluster, coma cluster, cosmology, galactic, galaxies, galaxy, group, ngc 4874, ngc 4889, science, uk schmidt telescope imagery, united kingdom

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