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C24 Perseus A

Caldwell 24 (Abell 426) Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Perseus A (NGC 1275) is the bright galaxy at the centre of the photo. It is currently colliding with a spiral galaxy. You can see some evidence for the collision at the top left and bottom right of the galaxy. It is a very active X-Ray and radio source..

 CCD Camera SBig 2000 xme
 Telescope 250mm F4.8 Newtonian Reflector with MPCC coma corrector
 Mount Losmandy G11

 Date 15th September 2007
 Exposure 24x300s Luminance, 8x130s Red, 8x59s Green, 8x82s Blue