Quasar Host Galaxy

This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the faint host galaxy that a bright quasar dwells within. The wealth of new detail in this picture helps solve a three-decade old mystery about the true nature of quasars, the most distant and energetic objects in the universe.

Credit:

Dr. John Hutchings, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9416b
Type:Observation
Release date:26 April 1994, 06:00
Size:468 x 468 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS Z12295+2025, QSO 1229+204
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.063 (redshift)
Constellation:Coma Berenices

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
702 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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