Abell 262

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Abell 262
The Fath - NGC 708 et al.jpg
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Constellation(s)Between Andromeda and Triangulum
Right ascension 01h 52m 50.4s[1]
Declination+36° 08′ 46″[1]
Richness class0[2]
Bautz–Morgan classificationIII[2]
Redshift0.0163 (4 887 km/s)[1]
65.6 Mpc (214 Mly) h−1
ICM temperature2.08 keV[3]
X-ray flux(48.6 ± 9.9%)×1012 erg s−1 cm−2 (0.1–2.4 keV)[1]
See also: Galaxy groups, Galaxy clusters, List of galaxy clusters
An image of Abell 262

Abell 262 is a galaxy cluster in the Abell catalogue. It is part of the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster, one of the largest known structures in the universe.[4] Although its central galaxy, NGC 708, is a giant cD galaxy, most of its bright galaxies are spirals, which is unusual for a galaxy cluster.[4] With approximately 200 members it is a comparatively small cluster.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "NED results for object ABELL 0262". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED). Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b 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 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Table 4 from Vikhlinin, A.; Kravtsov, A.; Forman, W.; Jones, C.; Markevitch, M.; Murray, S. S.; Van Speybroeck, L. (April 2006). "Chandra Sample of Nearby Relaxed Galaxy Clusters: Mass, Gas Fraction, and Mass-Temperature Relation" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. Chicago, Illinois, USA: University of Chicago Press. 640 (2): 691–709. arXiv:astro-ph/0507092. Bibcode:2006ApJ...640..691V. doi:10.1086/500288. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Brazell, Owen. "Abell 262 Galaxy Cluster in Andromeda". The Webb Deep-Sky Society. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  5. ^ König, Michael; Binnewies, Stefan (2017). The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies. Cambridge University Press. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-107-18948-5.

Coordinates: Sky map 01h 52m 50.4s, +36° 08′ 46″