Centaurus cluster


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Centaurus cluster

[sen′tȯr·əs ‚kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
A large cluster of galaxies that shows a composite structure, with a concentration of galaxies having recession velocities of about 3000 kilometers (1900 miles) per second, and a weaker concentration having recession velocities of about 4500 kilometers (2800 miles) per second.
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This phenomenon is what makes NGC 4696 stand out from among the other members of the Centaurus cluster, making it one of the biggest and brightest galaxies in the observable universe.
At declination -41[degrees], the Centaurus Cluster (Abell 3526) skirts the southern horizon from my observing site in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.
The core of the Centaurus Cluster is dominated by NGC 4696, located 9?
Saving the best for last, the final object in this survey is NGC 4650A, a member of the Centaurus Cluster of galaxies.
Using the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, the three looked at two galaxies: NGC 4650A in the outskirts of the Centaurus cluster and ESO 415-G26 in the constellation Fornax.
Tonry told SCIENCE NEWS that he and Dressler have begun collecting data on galaxies in the Fornax and Centaurus clusters.