The obscured galaxy MAFFEI 1, PGC 9892., Harm van der Dong

The obscured galaxy MAFFEI 1, PGC 9892.

The obscured galaxy MAFFEI 1, PGC 9892., Harm van der Dong

The obscured galaxy MAFFEI 1, PGC 9892.

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Galaxy Maffei 1 is an elliptical galaxy located in the constellation of Cassiopeia and is one of the closest elliptical galaxies to our Milky Way. The brightness of this galaxy is dimmed by the dust from our own Milky way.

The galaxy is also unusually bright for its size, which has led astronomers to believe that it contains a large population of massive stars. Finally, the galaxy is unique in that it is one of the few galaxies that is located outside of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes our own Milky Way.

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The obscured galaxy MAFFEI 1, PGC 9892., Harm van der Dong