Abell 754

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Abell 754
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 09h 08m 50.1s[1]
Declination−09° 38′ 12″[1]
Richness class2[2]
Bautz–Morgan classificationI-II[2]
Redshift0.5420 (16 249 km/s)[1]
233 Mpc (760 Mly) h−1
X-ray flux4.35×1011 erg s−1 cm−2 (0.5–2 keV)[1]
See also: Galaxy groups, Galaxy clusters, List of galaxy clusters

Abell 754 is a galaxy cluster in the constellation Hydra that was formed from the collision of two smaller clusters. This collision, which began about 300 million years ago, is ongoing, and the system is still disturbed. Eventually, the cluster will reach a level of equilibrium in a few billion years.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "NED results for object ABELL 0754". 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.

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Coordinates: Sky map 09h 08m 50.1s, −09° 38′ 12″