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.

Credit:

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

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1122c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:29 juni 2011 19:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1122
Grootte:10693 x 8453 px

Over het object

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

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
25,3 MB

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Achtergrond

1024x768
164,9 KB
1280x1024
273,5 KB
1600x1200
402,0 KB
1920x1200
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2048x1536
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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

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optisch
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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