Quasar PKS 2349

This image reveals the huge, thin tidal arms of a galaxy associated with the luminous quasar, which is 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

The odd-shaped arms suggest an encounter between the quasar and a companion galaxy. The thick bright line above the quasar is an edge-on background galaxy.

Credit:

John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) Mike Disney (University of Wales) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9635b1
Type:Observation
Release date:19 November 1996, 15:00
Size:296 x 296 px

About the Object

Name:PKS 2349
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.173 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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