Lensed quasar

HE1104-1805 is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy in the centre of the image creates two distinct images of the distant quasar to both sides of it.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1702g
Type:Observation
Release date:26 January 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1702
Size:480 x 480 px

About the Object

Name:HE 1104-1805
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distance:z=2.31 (redshift)
Constellation:Crater
Category:Cosmology
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 6 33.47
Position (Dec):-18° 21' 24.08"
Field of view:0.10 x 0.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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