Quasar MC2 1635+119 and Host Galaxy

This image taken by Hubble shows the host galaxy of the quasar MC2 1635+119. The quasar sits in an indisturbed elliptical galaxy which shows a shell structure indicating a recent merger. An intermediate population of stars is dominating the galaxy and probably the result of a strong star burst at the time of the merging process.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and G. Canalizo (University of California, Riverside)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0739b
Type:Observation
Release date:25 October 2007, 19:00
Size:1404 x 1404 px

About the Object

Name:MC2 1635+11.9, QSO B1635+119
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Distance:z=0.146 (redshift)
Constellation:Hercules
Category:Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 37 46.50
Position (Dec):11° 49' 49.23"
Field of view:1.17 x 1.17 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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