Wide-field view of the sky around the quasar P172+18

Eso_eso2103b_1024

eso_eso2103b March 8th, 2021

Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

This visible-light, wide-field image of the region around the distant quasar P172+18 was created from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The object itself lies very close to the centre and is not visible in this picture, but many other, much closer, galaxies are seen in this wide-field view.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2103b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
P172+18
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Quasar
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 29m 23.4s
DEC = 18° 47’ 58.2”
Orientation
North is 0.6° CCW
Field of View
2.7 x 2.3 degrees
Constellation
Leo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Cyan DSS2 (None) Optical (B) 479.0 nm
Orange DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Red DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Cyan
Orange
Red
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ID
eso2103b
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1  
Subject Name
P172+18
Credits
ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2021-03-08T14:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2103b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
479, 649, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
172.347684907, 18.7995109042
Reference Dimension
9597.0, 8065.0
Reference Pixel
4798.0, 4032.0
Scale
-0.000280467430535, 0.000280467430535
Rotation
0.64000000000019641
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso2103b
Metadata Date
2021-02-22T16:04:55+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.