Quasar 3C 273

Esahubble_opo0303c_500

esahubble_opo0303c January 9th, 2003

Credit: NASA/ESA and J. Bahcall (IAS)

The Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has provided the clearest view yet in visible light of the nearby quasar, 3C 273.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0303c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
3C 273 IRAS 12265+0219 QSO B1226+023
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy » Activity » AGN » Quasar
Esahubble_opo0303c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 29m 6.8s
DEC = 2° 3’ 7.6”
Orientation
North is 22.0° CW
Field of View
0.8 x 0.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_grayscale Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_grayscale
Esahubble_opo0303c_1280
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ID
opo0303c
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1  
Subject Name
3C 273, IRAS 12265+0219, QSO B1226+023
Credits
NASA/ESA and J. Bahcall (IAS)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0303c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2
Color Assignment
Grayscale
Band
Optical
Bandpass
V
Central Wavelength
606
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
187.278327288, 2.05212108489
Reference Dimension
477.0, 572.0
Reference Pixel
238.5, 286.0
Scale
-2.75891987191e-05, 2.75891987191e-05
Rotation
-21.999999999999993
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0303c
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:22:50+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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