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Galaxy NGC 1275

How the strange shape of this seyfert 1 galaxy evolved nobody knows. But once again a collision between two galaxies is suspected, one of those a giant elliptic galaxy.
NGC 1275 is the central galaxy of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster.

Constellation: Perseus
Distance: 230 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 12.48
Diameter: 100 000 light-years
Type: Ep

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Photo: C. Conselice (Caltech), WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF

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