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Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi, 



    
        

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Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi
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Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi

Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi, 



    
        

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Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi
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Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 516388

RA center: 08h31m50s.4

DEC center: +52°4445

Pixel scale: 1.857 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -163.615 degrees

Field radius: 0.459 degrees

Resolution: 1470x1000

Locations: Pic du Midi, Pyrénées, French Pyrénées, France

Description

Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, rmag=15.2

(Wikipedia) Initially identified as a quasar in 1998 during an Automatic Plate Measuring Facility (APM) survey to find carbon stars in the galactic halo. The combination of its high redshift and brightness (particularly in the infrared) made it the most luminous object yet seen in the universe. It is a gravitationally lensed object, with its luminosity magnified. Even accounting for the magnification, it is an extremely powerful object, with a luminosity of 10e14 to 10e15 times the luminosity of the sun.

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Ultraluminous quasar APM 08279+5255, at the T60 Pic du Midi, 



    
        

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