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Photographer:

Anthony Ayiomamitis

Email:

anthony@perseus.gr

Location of Photo:

Athens, Greece

Date/Time of photo:

March 18, 2007 @ 00:15-00:45 UT+2

Equipment:

AP 160 f/7.5 StarFire EDF, AP 1200GTO GEM, SBIG ST-2000XM, SBIG CFW10, SBIG LRGB + IR-block

Description:

The quasar 3C273 in Virgo is the brightest visible quasar from Earth and with a magnitude of 12.8 is also visible with average amateur equipment. Lying at a distance of two BILLION light-years away, it is the furthest any amateur equipment can reach (and especially right from one's backyard).

Website:

http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-QSO-3C273.htm

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