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Quasar 1208+101 (Gravitational Lens Candidate)

Quasar 1208+101 (Gravitational Lens Candidate)

Date: 12 January 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Gravitational Lensing
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An image of the gravitational lens candidate taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC) in PC mode, on 23 December 1991. The HST picture shows that the quasar actually consists of two images. HST observations to be made this winter will show whether this is a gravitational lens or a chance superposition of a star in our own galaxy and a quasar. The bar in the lower left represents one arc second (the diameter of a penny seen at about two miles) which is the typical resolution of ground-based telescopes.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Apr-2024 06:42 UT

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