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Fast Facts for NGC 1275, Perseus A, 3C 84

About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1275, Perseus A, 3C 84

Object Description:

Active Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 03h 19m 48.16s
Dec. +41° 30' 42.1"

Constellation:

Perseus

Distance:

About 235 million light-years (72 Megaparsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is roughly 0.9 arcminutes (61,000 light-years or 19 kiloparsecs) across.

About the Data

Data Description:

These data are from the HST proposals 6228 by J. Trauger (JPL) and J. Holtzman (NMSU) and 9250 by K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA) and collaborators M. Donahue, J. Mack and M. Voit (STScI).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

November 16, 1995; November 6/15, 2001

Exposure Time:

4 hours

Filters:

F450W (Wide B), F702W (Wide R), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

May 1, 2003

Orientation/Scale: