Hubble image of a quasar
by Budgieye moderator
Nice Hubble image showing a single quasar lensed 4 times, and we can even see the surrounding galaxy around the quasar nucleus.
quote from http://www.astronoo.com/en/quasar.html
What is happening near the center of this cluster of galaxies, on the
image to the cons? At first glance, it appears that several strangely
elongated galaxies are around five brightest quasars in white on the
image. In fact, a cluster of galaxies acts as a gigantic gravitational
lens that distorts and increases the bright objects behind. The five
bright white points near the cluster center are actually images of a
single distant quasar. This image of the Hubble Space Telescope is so
detailed that even the host galaxy surrounding the quasar is visible.
The observation of the image to watch against that galaxies located in
2H and 4H are actually images of the galaxy. A third image of this
galaxy is about 10H, in the center of the cluster.
Image : The observation of the universe is sometimes misleading because a happy chance, we can see many strange and imaginary
galaxies, such as colored jewels on the image below against. The
galactic seen by the huge gravitational lens is cataloged SDSS J1004
4112 and is about 7 billion light-years away towards the constellation
GZ post Lensed Quasar on: July 30, 2011 1237660634382663747 SDSS J100434.18+411243.5
Amazing. Just to get some perspective, how wide is the image posted above compared to the spacewarps images we view?
roughly comparable size but not 16 hours of exposure in space!