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.

Kilde:

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

Om billedet

Id:eso1122c
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:29. juni 2011 19:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1122
Størrelse:10693 x 8453 px

Om objektet

Navn:ULAS J1120+0641
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Afstand:z=7.1 (rødforskydning)
Constellation:Leo
Kategori:Quasars and Black Holes

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Koordinater

Position (RA):11 20 41.72
Position (Dec):6° 38' 39.89"
Field of view:179.27 x 141.72 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° venstre fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optisk
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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