Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Quasar HS 0741+4741, in Lynx.  Probably more than 13 billion light years away.

 

Image info

Telescope:  Skywatcher 8" f/5 Newtonian

Focus:  Prime focus

Camera:  SAC7B, uncooled

Exposure:  53 x 25s 

Date:  26th Jan 2003

Processing:  Acquired in Astrovideo as FITS.  Stacked in Iris. 

Comments

The most distant object I have imaged.  This quasar was selected for its high brightness and large redshift.  The actual distance calculation depends on the value the Hubble constant, but it is at very near the edge of the observable universe.

 

   
Copyright 2003 to 2012, by TG Tan.  All rights reserved.  Copyright exists in all original material available on this website.  This material is for your personal individual, nonprofit use only.  Redistribution and/or public reproduction of this material is strictly prohibited without prior express written permission from the author.