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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1275, Perseus A, 3C 84

Object Description:

Active Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 03h 19m 48s.16
Dec. +41° 30' 42".1

Constellation:

Perseus

Distance:

About 230 million light-years (70 Megaparsecs)

Dimensions:

The image is roughly 4 arcminutes (260,000 light-years or 78,000 parsecs) across.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble data are taken from the HST proposal 10546: A. Fabian and C. Crawford (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK), C. Conselice (University of Nottingham), and J. Gallager and E. Zweibel (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

Instrument:

ACS

Filters:

F435W (B), F550M (V), and F625W (r)

Exposure Date:

July and August, 2006

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Release Date:

August 20, 2008

Color:

These images are a composite of separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample various broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F435W (B)

blue

F550M (V)

green

F625W (r)

red

Orientation/Scale:

compass file