A map of the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster
|Observation data (Epoch )|
|Right ascension||01h 50m|
|76.7 Mpc (250 Mly)|
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 Local supercluster) in the nearby universe (within 300 million light years). This supercluster also borders a prominent void, the Taurus Void, and is part of the Perseus–Pegasus Filament which stretches for roughly a billion light years.
The main clusters of the Perseus–Pisces Supercluster are Abell 262, Abell 347, and Abell 426.
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