Lensed quasar and its surroundings

HE0435-1223, located in the centre of this wide-field image, is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy creates four almost evenly distributed images of the distant quasar around it.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1702a
Type:Observation
Release date:26 January 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1702
Size:2020 x 2020 px

About the Object

Name:HE0435-1223
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distance:z=1.689 (redshift)
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Cosmology
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 38 14.89
Position (Dec):-12° 17' 15.19"
Field of view:1.68 x 1.68 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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