Lensed quasar

B1608+656 is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The two foreground galaxies smeared the light of the more distant quasar's host galaxy into bright arcs.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1702c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 January 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1702
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:CLASS B1608+656
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distance:z=1.394 (redshift)
Constellation:Draco
Category:Cosmology
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 9 13.88
Position (Dec):65° 32' 27.76"
Field of view:0.10 x 0.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 93.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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