Abell 2151: the galaxy cluster in Hercules

Abell 2151: the Hercules Cluster

Abell 2151: the Hercules Cluster

Suspended in space and time at 500 millions of light years from us, there are a couple of hundreds of galaxies, forming the Hercules Cluster, also known as Abell 2151.  It includes galaxies of any shape, including interacting objects. This cluster is part of the Hercules Supercluster, by itself part of the so-called “Coma Wall“. It is amazing to see  a “step” of the evolution of this family of galaxies

Above is an image coming from the average of 12, 360-seconds exposures, unguided, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17 robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.

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