The extremely powerful compact radio nucleus of NGC1275 is perhaps the most complex structure seen at milliarcsecond scales. Early attempts to determine its structure (Schilizzi et al. 1975) were unsuccessful, although it was evident that the structure consisted of several bright regions whose relative positions remained fixed while their intensities varied. Later observations and analysis (Pauliny-Toth et al. 1976; Preuss et al. 1979) confirmed this inference and revealed a slow expansion in a direction transverse to the primary axis of alignment.