The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with four major arms and and least two minor arms or spurs. The Perseus Spiral Arm, with a radius of approximately 10,700 parsecs, is located between the Cygnus Arm and the Sagittarius Arm. It is named after its proximity to the constellation Perseus.
The Perseus Spiral arm contains a number of Messier objects:
- The Crab Nebula (M1)
- Open Cluster M36
- Open Cluster M37
- Open Cluster M38
- Open Cluster M52
- Open Cluster M103.
- Galactic Structure, Galactic Rotation Curve and Measurements on the M31 galaxy
- Perseus Arm closer than previously thought
- Messier Objects in the Milky Way Galaxy (SEDS)
|Location: Universe | Virgo Supercluster | Local Group|
|Satellite galaxies: Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy | Carina Dwarf | Draco Dwarf | Fornax Dwarf | Large Magellanic Cloud | Leo I | Leo II | Sag DEG | Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy | Sextans Dwarf | Small Magellanic Cloud | Virgo Stellar Stream | Ursa Minor Dwarf|
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