Perseus-Pisces Supercluster

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Perseus-Pisces Supercluster
Supercúmulo Perseo Piscis.gif
A map of the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster
Observation data (Epoch )
Constellation(s) Perseus, Pisces
Right ascension 01h 50m
Declination +36° 00′
Distance
(co-moving)
76.7 Mpc (250 Mly)
See also: Galaxy groups, Galaxy clusters, List of superclusters

The Perseus-Pisces Supercluster (SCl 40) is one of the largest known structures in the universe. Even at a distance of 250 million light-years, this chain of galaxy clusters extends more than 40° across the northern winter sky. The Perseus-Pisces Supercluster is one of two dominant concentrations of galaxies (the other being the Laniakea supercluster) in the nearby universe (within 300 million light years). This supercluster also borders a prominent void, the Taurus Void.

The main clusters of the Perseus–Pisces Supercluster are Abell 262, Abell 347, and Abell 426.

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Coordinates: Sky map 01h 50m 00s, +36° 00′ 00″