Sunday, August 16, 2015

another quasar (Blue Mountains)

Ian W asked about quasar suggestions. I looked up another one from my candidate list. PHL 1811. In Capricorn.

We chased it down with the 20" Dobsonian and SkyTools.

Near the little arc of stars. Part of the small open L. Fairly easy.

The deets: Redshift (z): 0.19. Light Time: 2.2 Gyr. Magnitude: 13.9. Didn't smash any records but appropriate, for the conditions.

Nick was very happy. His first quasar.

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