Lensed quasar

Esahubble_heic1702c_1024

esahubble_heic1702c January 26th, 2017

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.

B1608+656 is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The two foreground galaxies smeared the light of the more distant quasar's host galaxy into bright arcs.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1702c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
CLASS B1608+656
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Quasar
Cosmology > Phenomenon > Lensing
Esahubble_heic1702c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 9m 13.9s
DEC = 65° 32’ 27.8”
Orientation
North is 93.4° CW
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Draco

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_heic1702c_1280
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ID
heic1702c
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1   D.6.2.1  
Subject Name
CLASS B1608+656
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.
Release Date
2017-01-26T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1702c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Simbad
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
NICMOS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Red, Green, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H, I, I, V, V
Central Wavelength
1600, 814, 814, 606, 606
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
242.30784442, 65.5410457756
Reference Dimension
800.0, 800.0
Reference Pixel
400.0, 400.0
Scale
-2.05374252152e-06, 2.05374252152e-06
Rotation
-93.419999999999987
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 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1702c
Metadata Date
2017-01-16T17:03:23+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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