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3C 273

(first quasar discovered)

3C 273 is the first quasar identified and is the brightest in visible light. It has a jet about 60 kpc in length. It was discovered as a radio source in 1959, then in visible light in 1963. The host galaxy is elliptical.

Characteristics:


(galaxy,radio,quasar,jet)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.158624Mpc2.04Gly3C 273
Coordinates:3C 273
J122906.7+020309

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