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BZQ J1424+2256 Quasar, 22-Jun-2014

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BZQ J1424+2256 Quasar

Image Date: 22-Jun-2014
Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD
Imaging Camera: Atik 383L+
Frames: 5m0s frames, 4 Lum, 1 each of RGB
Total Exposure: 35m
Processing: PixInsight
Distance: 11.9 Gly

This has got to be the ultimate distance record breaker. Nearly 12 billion light years! Target is left of centre, marked by a red reticule.