As is usual for clusters of this richness, the largest member galaxies are overwhelmingly elliptical or lenticular, with only a few spirals (most of these probably near the outskirts of the cluster). The central region is dominated by two giant galaxies: NGC 4889 (an elliptical) and NGC 4874 (an S0 type). The Coma Cluster contains hot intra-cluster gas that is an extended source of X-rays, about 0.5° across, known as Coma X-1.
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