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3C 279

(striking variable quasar)

3C 279 is a quasar, identified as such in the 1960s, and is an optically violent variable quasar (OVV). It has shown substantial activity in visible light, ultraviolet, and X-rays, is a bright gamma-ray source and its jet shows superluminal motion. It has been observed by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), both for calibration of EHT M87 observations and for its own interest. Characteristics:


(radio,quasar,jet,gamma rays)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_279
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OVV_quasar
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.541.73Gpc5.66Gly3C 279
Coordinates:3C 279
J125611.1-054722

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