Billions and billions

There is great amount of galaxies in the Canes Venatici constellation, but NGC4395 spiral galaxy is for example rare catch. Probably due to its low surface brightness.

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NGC4395 galaxy with annotated area

But today not about this galaxy, because the subexposures are still beeing collected. Apparently close to NGC4395 there is very remote world РSDSS J122645.33+332800.9 quasar with apparent visual magnitude 20.57mag. It is placed about 12 billion light years away.

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Distant quasar in the NGC4395 field of view

Shot with 8″ newtonian and Atik383 camera. 40×10 minutes exposure under suburban sky.

Clear skies!

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