The EVAC Quasars Observing Program

A Quasi-stellar source (Quasar) is a powerfully energetic and distant galaxy with an active galactic nucleus. Quasars were first identified as being high redshift sources of electromagnetic energy, including radio waves and visible light, that were point-like, similar to stars, rather than extended sources similar to galaxies.

While there was initially some controversy over the nature of these objects — as recently as the early 1980s, there was no clear consensus as to their nature — there is now a scientific consensus that a quasar is a compact region 10-10,000 times the Schwarzschild radius of the central supermassive black hole of a galaxy, powered by its accretion disc.

This program contains four dozen of the closest bright quasars and is based on a list compiled by Steven Aggas.

Quasar Observing Program Log

Name Type Class Right Ascension Declination Magnitude Size Constellation Uranometria Uranometria 2nd ed. Skyatlas
Q 0043-2923 QS   00 45 48.1 -29 06 57 14.8v   Scl 351 158 18
UGC 545 QS S0a, Sy1n 00 53 35.08 +12 41 34.4 14.07v 0.6'X0.5' Psc 172 100 10
RXS J00561+2548 QS   00 56 07.8 +25 48 02 14.9v   Psc 127 80 4
[VV96] J005720.2-222256 QS A, Sy1.2 00 57 20.01 -22 22 58.7 14.34v   Cet 307 158 18
MS 03180-1937 QS   03 20 21.2 -19 26 31 14.86v   Eri 311 156 18
PKS 0405-12 QS Sy1.2 04 07 48.5 -12 11 36 14.86v   Eri 268 138 11
4C +01.13 QS Sy? 05 13 51.9 +01 56 55 14.8rv   Ori 225 117 11
IRAS 06115-3240 QS Sy2 06 13 20.8 -32 41 54 14.1v   CMa 359 172 19
HS 0624+6907 QS   06 30 02.6 +69 05 03 14.16v   Cam 20 15 1
MS 07007+6338 QS Sy1 07 05 29.4 +63 33 33 14.51v   Cam 21 15 1
7ZW 118 QS C, Sy1.0 07 07 13.19 +64 35 59.1 14.61v 0.42'X0.34' Cam 21 15 1
HS 0710+3825 QS   07 13 40.3 +38 20 39 14.7b   Aur 100 58 5
FBS 0732+396 QS Sy1 07 36 23.2 +39 26 17 14.70v   Lyn 69 57 5
B3 0754+394 QS Sy1.5 07 58 00.1 +39 20 29 14.36v   Lyn 69 57 5
PG 0804+762 QS Sy1.0 08 10 58.5 +76 02 43 14.71v   Cam 7 6 2
Ton 951 QS Sy1.0 08 47 42.51 +34 45 04.6 14.50v   Lyn 102 56 6
HE 1029-1401 QS   10 31 54.4 -14 16 52 13.86v   Hya 280 132 13
HE 1106-2321 QS   11 08 53.1 -23 38 11 14.82p   Crt 326 151 20
PG 1116+216 QS Sy1.0 11 19 08.6 +21 19 18 14.72v   Leo 146 73 6
WAS 26 QS Sy1 11 41 16.1 +21 56 22 14.9v   Leo 147 72 6
4C +29.45 QS HP 11 59 31.90 +29 14 43.8 14.41v   UMa 107 72 6
PG 1211+143 QS Sy1.0 12 14 17.7 +14 03 13 14.19v   Com 193 91 13
IC 3078 QS Sb R, Sy1.9 12 16 00.005 +12 41 13.91 14.7v 27.49"X25.29" Vir 193 91 13
3C 273.0 QS Sy1.0 12 29 06.693 +02 03 08.63 12.86v 0.12:'X0.08:' Vir 238 111 13
[CCS88] 1333.0+2807 QS   13 35 16.5 +27 52 40 14.3b   CVn 150 71 7
PG 1351+640 QS Sy1.5 13 53 15.7 +63 45 46 14.28v   Dra 27 12 2
PGC 50824 QS Sy1.0 14 13 48.47 +44 00 13.6 14.99v:   Boo 77 36 7
Mrk 1383 QS Sy1.0 14 29 06.67 +01 17 06.3 14.87v:   Vir 242 109 14
Mrk 478 QS S..., Sy1n 14 42 07.38 +35 26 22.39 14.58v 15.44"X13.90" Boo 111 52 7
MS 15198-0633 QS   15 22 28.8 -06 44 41 14.9p   Lib 289 128 14
PG 1634+706 QS   16 34 28.9 +70 31 32 14.66v   Dra 29 11 3
[CCS88] 1635.3+4022 QS   16 36 57.4 +40 16 51 14.bv   Her 80 51 8
[CCS88] 1638.6+3848 QS   16 40 18.2 +38 42 22 14.0b   Her 114 50 8
PG 1718+481 QS   17 19 38.1 +48 04 12 14.60v   Her 81 34 8
PDS 456 QS   17 28 19.8 -14 12 56 14.7v   Ser 293 126 15
IRAS 17596+4221 QS Sy2 18 01 09.1 +42 21 44 14.5v   Her 82 34 8
KUV 18217+6419 QS Sy1.2 18 21 57.2 +64 20 36 14.24v   Dra 30 10 3
MGB 1853+2344 QS   18 53 27.7 +23 44 35 14.1v   Her 160 67 8
Mrk 509 QS Sy1.5 20 44 09.84 -10 43 24.3 13.12v:   Aqr 299 124 16
IRAS 21219-1757 QS Sy1.2 21 24 41.7 -17 44 46 14.5v   Cap 345 143 16
2E 4475 QS Sy1.0 21 27 32.4 -14 46 48 14.68v   Cap 300 123 16
UGC 11763 QS S0/a, Sy1.5 21 32 27.92 +10 08 18.7 14.64v 0.5'X0.2' Peg 210 83 17
MGC J2203+3712 QS   22 03 17.4 +37 11 17 14.5v   Lac 122 46 9
Mrk 304 QS C, Sy1.0 22 17 12.35 +14 14 21.2 14.66v:   Peg 212 82 17
MR 2251-178 QS Sy1.5 22 54 05.9 -17 34 55 14.36v   Aqr 348 142 17
MCG -02-58-022 QS S0a, Sy1.5 23 04 43.438 -08 41 08.62 13.76v: 0.5'X0.5' Aqr 303 122 17
RX J23273+1524 QS Sy1 23 27 22.2 +15 24 36 12.6v   Peg 214 81 17
NGC 7720(1) QS S0- pec, Sy1 23 38 29.53 +27 01 50.7 13.78v 1.6'X1.3' Peg 169 63 9

 

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