Lensed quasar

RXJ1131-1231 is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy smears the image of the background quasar into a bright arc (left) and creates a total of four images — three of which can be seen within the arc.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1702d
Type:Observation
Release date:26 January 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1702
Size:560 x 560 px

About the Object

Name:2MASX J11315154-1231587, RXJ1131-1231
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Constellation:Crater
Category:Cosmology
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 31 51.40
Position (Dec):-12° 31' 59.23"
Field of view:0.12 x 0.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left 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
NICMOS

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