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Virgo Cluster

(nearby large galaxy cluster)

The Virgo Cluster is a nearby large galaxy cluster, at the heart of the Virgo Supercluster. As such, it includes a number of galaxies known for a long time, e.g., in the Messier Catalog, such as M87. It comprises 1300 to 2000 member galaxies.

The Milky Way is not within it but rather in the Local Group, a group smaller than what's generally considered a galaxy cluster.


(galaxy cluster)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgo_Cluster
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.003916.5Mpc53.8MlyVirgo Cluster
Coordinates:Virgo Cluster
J1227+1243

Referenced by:
astronomical quantities
galaxy cluster (CL)
Local Group (LG)
M87
Virgo Supercluster

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