Pavo-Indus Supercluster

The Pavo-Indus Supercluster is a neighboring supercluster located about 60–70 Mpc (196–228 Mly)[3][2][4] away in the constellations of Pavo, Indus, and Telescopium.[5] The supercluster contains three main clusters, Abell 3656, Abell 3698, and Abell 3742.[6]

Pavo-Indus Supercluster
Pavo-Indo Supercluster.jpg
Location of the Pavo-Indus Supercluster relative to other superclusters.
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Constellation(s)Pavo, Indus, Telescopium
Right ascension20h 48m 26s[1]
Declination−39° 06′ 09″[1]
Major axis66 Mpc (215 Mly)
Redshift0.015 (4,500 km/s)[2]
60–70 Mpc (196–228 Mly)
Other designations
SCL 175[1]
See also: Galaxy group, Galaxy cluster, List of galaxy groups and clusters

Other groups and clusters in the supercluster include the NGC 6769 Group and Abell S805 (IC 4765 Group, Pavo II, DRCG 1842-63)[7][8] and the massive Norma Cluster.[9]

In 2014 it was announced that the Pavo-Indus Supercluster is a lobe in a greater supercluster, Laniakea, that is centered on the Great Attractor. The Virgo Supercluster would also be part of this greater supercluster, thus becoming the local supercluster.[10]


The Pavo-Indus Supercluster exhibits a wall[11][12] or filamentary[13][14][15] structure that extends to a total length of 66 Mpc (215 Mly).[16]

Nearby SuperclustersEdit

Perseus-Pisces SuperclusterEdit

Di Nel la H. et al found no evidence of a connection between Pavo-Indus and the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster.[11] However, Pomarède et al. revealed the existence of a filamentary extension of the Pavo-Indus Supercluster known as the Arch that caps the Local Void in the supergalactic north and provides a connection to the Perseus-Pisces Supercluster[14][15] before terminating close to the NGC 7242 Cluster.[14]

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ Einasto, M.; Tago, E.; Jaaniste, J.; Einasto, J.; Andernach, H. (May 1997). "The supercluster–void network: I. The supercluster catalogue and large-scale distribution". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 123 (1): 119–133. doi:10.1051/aas:1997340. ISSN 0365-0138.
  4. ^ Tinyakov, P.; Kawata, K.; Deligny, O. (2017-02-23). "Measurement of Anisotropy and Search for UHECR Sources". arXiv:1702.07209v1. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Huchra, J.; Dressler, A.; Davis, M.; Lahav, O.; Strauss, M. A.; Santiago, B. X. (1994-06-16). "The Optical Redshift Survey: Sample Selection and the Galaxy Distribution". The Astrophysical Journal. 446: 457. arXiv:astro-ph/9406049. doi:10.1086/175805.
  6. ^ "Atlas of the Universe" website
  7. ^ Winkler, H. (1983). "The Spatial Distribution of Galaxies in the Southern Sky". Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa. 42: 74. Bibcode:1983MNSSA..42...74W. ISSN 0024-8266.
  8. ^ Fairall, A. P. (1988-01-01). "A redshift map of the Triangulum Australe-Ara region - Further indication that Centaurus and Pavo are one and the same supercluster". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 230: 69–77. Bibcode:1988MNRAS.230...69F. doi:10.1093/mnras/230.1.69. ISSN 0035-8711.
  9. ^ Courtois, Hélène M.; Pomarède, Daniel; Tully, R. Brent; Hoffman, Yehuda; Courtois, Denis (2013-08-14). "Cosmography of the Local Universe". The Astronomical Journal. 146 (3): 69. Bibcode:2013AJ....146...69C. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/146/3/69. ISSN 0004-6256.
  10. ^ R. Brent Tully; Helene Courtois; Yehuda Hoffman; Daniel Pomarède (2 September 2014). "The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies". Nature (published 4 September 2014). 513 (7516): 71–3. arXiv:1409.0880. Bibcode:2014Natur.513...71T. doi:10.1038/nature13674. PMID 25186900.
  11. ^ a b di Nella, H.; Couch, W. J.; Paturel, G.; Parker, Q. A. (1996-11-01). "Are the Perseus-Pisces chain and the Pavo-Indus wall connected?". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 283 (2): 367–380. arXiv:astro-ph/9611211. Bibcode:1996MNRAS.283..367D. doi:10.1093/mnras/283.2.367. ISSN 0035-8711.
  12. ^ Labini, F. Sylos; Montuori, M.; Di Nella, H.; Amendola, L. (1997-11-13). "Statistical properties of the LEDA redshift database". arXiv:astro-ph/9711148. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. ^ Courtois, Hélène M.; Pomarède, Daniel; Tully, R. Brent; Hoffman, Yehuda; Courtois, Denis (August 14, 2013). "Cosmography of the Local Universe". The Astronomical Journal. 146 (3): 69. Bibcode:2013AJ....146...69C. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/146/3/69. ISSN 1538-3881.
  14. ^ a b c Pomarède, Daniel; Hoffman, Yehuda; Courtois, Hélène M.; Tully, R. Brent (August 10, 2017). "The Cosmic V-Web". The Astrophysical Journal. 845 (1): 55. arXiv:1706.03413. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa7f78. ISSN 0004-637X.
  15. ^ a b Tully, R. Brent; Pomarède, Daniel; Graziani, Romain; Courtois, Hélène M.; Hoffman, Yehuda; Shaya, Edward J. (2019-07-22). "Cosmicflows-3: Cosmography of the Local Void". The Astrophysical Journal. 880 (1): 24. arXiv:1905.08329. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab2597. ISSN 1538-4357.
  16. ^ Pomarède, Daniel. "Cosmic flows and large scale structures visualization" (PDF). CLUES – Constrained Local UniversE Simulations. Retrieved 2019-09-13.

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