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.

Forrás:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1122c
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2011. június 29. 19.00
Related releases:eso1122
Size:10693 x 8453 px

About the Object

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

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
25,3 MB
Screensize JPEG
170,8 KB

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1024x768
164,9 KB
1280x1024
273,5 KB
1600x1200
402,0 KB
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2048x1536
668,6 KB

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

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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