Observation by Nick Hewitt: 3C273 and its jet?

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Nick Hewitt

Observer

Nick Hewitt

Observed

2022 Feb 07 - 15:45

Uploaded

2022 Feb 07 - 15:54

Objects

3C273

Equipment
  • iTelescope 30 SSO Planewave CDK 510mm/20" fl2280mm 4.5 27.8 x 41.6
Exposure

3 x 300s Bin1

Location

Siding Spring, NSW

Target name

3C273

Title

3C273 and its jet?

About this image

The smudge at 4o'clock could be the extraordinary jet from this distant Blazar. It might be artifact but is pointing in the correct direction! It is a very famous AGN, and thought to be 2.4 Gly away. Cropped from the companion image. 

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Nick James
Nick James, 2022 Feb 08 - 07:38 UTC

Well it is certainly in the right place and PA. Compare with this nice ESO image.

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland, 2022 Feb 08 - 11:35 UTC

Undoubtedly so, in my opinion.

Looks exactly like images with well attested appearances of the jet.

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