The most distant quasar

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eso_eso1122b June 29th, 2011

Credit: ESO/UKIDSS/SDSS

This image of ULAS J1120+0641, a very distant quasar powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, was created from images taken from surveys made by both the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey. The quasar appears as a faint red dot close to the centre. This quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen as it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1122b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
ULAS J1120+0641
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy » Activity » AGN » Quasar

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_green Liverpool Telescope (None) Infrared (i) -
Arrow_left_yellow Isaac Newton Telescope (None) Infrared (z) -
Arrow_left_magenta UKIRT (None) Infrared ((Y+J)) -
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ID
eso1122b
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1  
Subject Name
ULAS J1120+0641
Credits
ESO/UKIDSS/SDSS
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1122b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Liverpool Telescope, Isaac Newton Telescope, UKIRT
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Green, Yellow, Magenta
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
i, z, (Y+J)
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1122b
Metadata Date
2011-06-01T12:01:01+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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