Wide-field view of the sky around the most remote quasar

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around ULAS J1120+0641, the most distant quasar found so far, was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The object itself lies very close to the centre and is not visible in this picture, but many other, much closer, galaxies are seen in this wide-field view that spans about three degrees of sky.

Crédit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1122c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:29 juin 2011 19:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1122
Taille:10693 x 8453 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:ULAS J1120+0641
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Distance:z=7.1 (redshift)
Constellation:Leo
Catégorie:Quasars and Black Holes

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 20 41.72
Position (Dec):6° 38' 39.89"
Field of view:179.27 x 141.72 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Visible
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Visible
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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