November 3 - 9, 2014 Stargazer: A Local Discovery Relating To Quasars

Nov 3, 2014

We’ve got three planets to look for at sunset, we get a chance to try and spot the Hubble Space Telescope, and we learn about a local discovery involving quasars as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

This image is a color shot of the area around SDSS J1029 2623; the photo was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. According to the researchers, the Quasar images (marked with A, B, and C) are "gravitationally lensed" by a foreground cluster of galaxies. Three galaxies of the lensing cluster (marked as G1a, b and G2) are also marked.
Credit Shinshu University, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

Learn more about the discovery at the Subaru Telescope website.