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Two Quasars


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About this observation
Steve Knight
Time of observation
09/05/2018 - 23:10
3C 273, RX J1230.8+0115
Observing location
Starwave 70ED f6 refractor
Canon modified Kiss X4 DSLR
CLS Filter
x23 1 minute exposures ISO 1600

Two Quasars.

Top is the well known quasar 3C 273 the light has taken 2.4 billion years to reach us.

One degree SE is the slighly less known RX J1230.8+0115, this light has taken 1.5 billion years to reach us.

The three galaxies in top left in the foreground are NGC 4536, NGC 4533 & NGC 4257.

The line is the Terra Earth Observation Satellite.

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