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Abell Catalog

(Catalogue of Rich Clusters of Galaxies)
(galaxy cluster catalog assembled over 1950s-1980s)

The Abell Catalog (a Catalogue of Rich Clusters of Galaxies) is a catalog of galaxy clusters begun in the 1950s and updated into the 1980s, ultimately including 4073 clusters. They were identified in the photographic plates of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) and the UK Schmidt Survey (the UK Schmidt Telescope's original survey).

(catalog,galaxy clusters)
Further reading:
AbellAbell 3627 
ACOACO 3627 

Referenced by pages:
ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey (ENACS)
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