Gravitational Lens and Quasar PG1115+080

In this NICMOS image, the four quasar images and the lens galaxy have been subtracted, revealing a nearly complete ring of infrared light. This ring is the stretched and amplified starlight of the galaxy that contains the quasar, some 8 billion light years away. (NASA/Space Telescope Science Institute).

Credit:

Christopher D. Impey (University of Arizona)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9837c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 October 1998, 06:00
Size:341 x 432 px

About the Object

Name:PG 1115+080, QSO B1115+0802
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:z=1.735 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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