Lensed Quasar MG0414+0534

The image is an infrared colour composite of the quadruply lensed quasar system MG0414+0534 made by combining 20 min ISAAC J (1.25µm) and Ks (2.16µm) exposures. This complex of images is only about 2 arcsec across. At the centre is the red galaxy at redshift z = 0.96 which is responsible for the four (of which two are not completely resolved) gravitationally lensed images of a z = 2.64 quasar plus a faint arc.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9856f
Type:Observation
Release date:26 November 1998
Related releases:eso9856
Size:2916 x 3104 px

About the Object

Name:MG0414+0534
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• X - Quasars & Black Holes
Distance:z=2.64 (redshift)

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
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K
2.12 μm Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

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