Merging Quasar and Galaxy

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows evidence for a merger between a quasar and a companion galaxy. This surprising result might require theorists to rethink their explanations for the nature of quasars, the most energetic objects in the universe.

Credit:

John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study, NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9504a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 1995, 23:30
Size:400 x 400 px

About the Object

Name:PKS 2349-014
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Constellation:Pisces

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
388.7 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):23 51 56.47
Position (Dec):-1° 9' 10.19"
Field of view:0.66 x 0.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 116.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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