Abell 2147

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Abell 2147
ABELL 2147.png
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 16h 02m 17.2s[1]
Declination+15° 53′ 43″[1]
Richness class1[2]
Redshift0.03500 (10 493 km/s)[1]
149 Mpc (486 Mly) h−1
X-ray flux(53.20 ± 7.0%)×1012 erg s−1 cm−2 (0.1—2.4 keV) [1]
See also: Galaxy groups, Galaxy clusters, List of galaxy clusters

Abell 2147 is a galaxy cluster in the Abell catalogue.[3] It is located within the core of the Hercules Superclusters (SCI 160), within Serpens Caput, near the cluster Abell 2152, approximately two degrees south southwest of the Hercules Cluster (Abell 2151). It is possible that Abell 2147 is actually part of the Hercules Cluster considering that it shares the same redshift of 550 million light years.[4][5]

This galaxy cluster contains mostly faint, small and scattered galaxies.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "NED results for object ABELL 2147". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED). Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Abell, George O.; Corwin, Harold G., Jr.; Olowin, Ronald P. (May 1989). "A catalog of rich clusters of galaxies" (PDF). Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 70 (May 1989): 1–138. Bibcode:1989ApJS...70....1A. doi:10.1086/191333. ISSN 0067-0049. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  3. ^ ABELL 2147, Archive of Chandra Cluster Entropy Tables, Michigan State University, retrieved 2012-03-31.
  4. ^ a b Notes on Obscure Galaxy Clusters, San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, retrieved 2012-03-31.
  5. ^ Bautz, L. P. (June 1972). "Redshifts for galaxies in and near Abell 2147" (PDF). Astronomical Journal. 77: 331–332, 401–402. Bibcode:1972AJ.....77..331B. doi:10.1086/111287. AAA007.160.030. Retrieved April 1, 2012.

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Coordinates: Sky map 16h 02m 17.2s, +15° 53′ 43″