Quasar 3C 273

The Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has provided the clearest view yet in visible light of the nearby quasar, 3C 273.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and J. Bahcall (IAS)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0303c
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2003, 18:19
Size:477 x 572 px

About the Object

Name:3C 273, IRAS 12265+0219, QSO B1226+023
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Distance:z=0.158 (redshift)
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

Coordinates

Position (RA):12 29 6.80
Position (Dec):2° 3' 7.64"
Field of view:0.79 x 0.95 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 22.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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