Quasar 3C273 in Virgo | Anthony Ayiomamitis

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