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Fornax Cluster

Although smaller than the Virgo Cluster, the Fornax Cluster, located in the Fornax constellation is the richest cluster of galaxies within 100 million light years. Its distance from us is approximately 62.0+5.9−5.5 Mly (19.0+1.8−1.7 Mpc). It is small as far as galaxy clusters go yet is a valuable source on the evolution of clusters. It shows the effects of a merger of a subgroup with a main group which can lead to clues about the associated galactic superstructure. Some member include NGC 1399, at the center, NGC 1427A and NGC 1404.

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Fornax Cluster


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