Environment of NGC 1277

NGC 1277 Environment

The galaxy NGC 1277 (center) is embedded in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. All the ellipticals and round yellow galaxies in the picture are located in this cluster. NGC 1277 is a relatively compact galaxy compared to the galaxies around it. The Perseus cluster is 250 million light years from us.

Credit: David W. Hogg, Michael Blanton, and the SDSS Collaboration

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