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Littleguy80

Quasar PG 1634+706 (8.6 Billion Light Years)

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7 hours ago, John said:

Thanks to this thread and the reports / charts posted I've been able to spot PG 1634+706 with my 12 dob tonight. Thanks very much folks :thumbright:

It's very, very faint indeed. I've found around 400x magnification and a combination of slightly averted vision and the "1000 yard stare" has helped this dim point of light show against the background sky. 8.6 billion light years - wow !!! :shocked:

Those photons have been travelling for nearly 2/3rds of the age of the universe .....

 

Very, very faint with slightly averted vision and the 1000-yard stare, sums up how I felt exactly! ?

Well done spotting it!

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It's a bit mind blowing 2 billion light years :) I can't even imagine it.

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