Three-dimensional map of the Hydra Supercluster
|Observation data (Epoch J2000)|
|Right ascension||12h 48m 49.3s|
|Declination||−41° 18′ 40″|
|~54 Mpc (176 Mly)|
The cluster includes four large galaxy clusters in the Centaurus part
and the proximate
Apart from the central clusters, which are 150 to 200 million light years away, several smaller clusters belong to the group.
Within the proximity of this supercluster lies the Great Attractor, dominated by the Norma Cluster (Abell 3627). This massive cluster of galaxies exerts a large gravitational force, causing all matter within 50 Mpc to experience a bulk flow of 600 km/s toward the Norma Cluster
A 2014 announcement says that the Centaurus Supercluster (Hydra-Centaurus) is just a lobe in a greater supercluster, Laniakea, that is centered on the Great Attractor. That supercluster would include the Virgo Supercluster, therefore including the Milky Way where Earth resides.
- Plionis, Manolis; Valdarnini, Riccardo (March 1, 1991). "Evidence for large-scale structure on scales about 300/h MPC". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 249 (March 1, 1991): 46–61. Bibcode:1991MNRAS.249...46P. doi:10.1093/mnras/249.1.46.
- R. Brent Tully; Helene Courtois; Yehuda Hoffman; Daniel Pomarède (2 September 2014). "The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies". Nature (published 4 September 2014). 513 (7516): 71. arXiv:1409.0880. Bibcode:2014Natur.513...71T. doi:10.1038/nature13674. PMID 25186900.
- Complete detail of Hydra Supercluster on atlasoftheuniverse.com
- Complete detail of Centaurus Supercluster on atlasoftheuniverse.com