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Abell 3627

March 31, 2003
The relatively nearby, very rich galaxy cluster Abell 3627. The cluster, which lies at the core of the Great Attractor, is at the low galactic latitude near the Galactic Plane, where extinction from Galactic dust is significant. The cluster has an internal velocity dispersion which implies a gravitational mass comparable to that of the Coma cluster, another rich nearby cluster. 1999 Mar 3-9