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NGC3079 - Galaxy in Ursa Major and double quasar 20'th January 2012

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Orion Optics VX12 at F4, ST-4000XCM 2h50min (17x600sec).
NGC3079 light travel time: 50 million years, the light from the double quasar has traveled for 7.8 billion years ! half the age of the universe and started its journey before the Earth was formed.
Processing: CCDSoft, Astroart 5.0, PSE-9.
NGC3079 at Wikipedia     The double quasar at Wikipedia

Author e-mail: webweichel@gmail.com

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