Hercules Galaxy Cluster (Abell 2151)
The Hercules Galaxy Cluster (Abell 2151) is a cluster of about 200 galxies some 500 million light-years distant in the constellation of Hercules. It is rich in spiral galaxies and shows many interacting galaxies.
The bluish, nearly edge-on glaxy in the center of the image is NGC 6045A shining at 14.8 mag, the two interacting spiral to the right are NGC 6050A/B. Further to the right, IC 1182, shows a blue tidal tail and shell of evidently accreted stars and gas.
RCOS 20″ f/8.5
LRGB 660:240:240:240 min.
Sierra Remote, California
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart Hercules Galaxy Cluster (Abell 2151)
Image created by Skychart
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