Lensed quasar

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esahubble_heic1702d January 26th, 2017

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

RXJ1131-1231 is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy smears the image of the background quasar into a bright arc (left) and creates a total of four images three of which can be seen within the arc.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1702d/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
2MASX J11315154-1231587 RXJ1131-1231
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Quasar
Cosmology > Phenomenon > Lensing
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 31m 51.4s
DEC = -12° 31’ 59.2”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Crater

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic1702d
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1   D.6.2.1  
Subject Name
2MASX J11315154-1231587, RXJ1131-1231
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.
Release Date
2017-01-26T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1702d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
NICMOS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H, I, V
Central Wavelength
1600, 814, 555
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
172.964171639, -12.5331199379
Reference Dimension
560.0, 560.0
Reference Pixel
280.0, 280.0
Scale
-3.44517746568e-06, 3.44517746568e-06
Rotation
-0
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
heic1702d
Metadata Date
2017-01-10T11:39:28+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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