HST 14176+5226

HST 14176+5226

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News release ID: STScI-1999-18
Release Date: May 13, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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HST 14176+5226 is the first, and brightest lens system discovered in 1995 with the Hubble telescope. This lens candidate has now been confirmed spectroscopically using large ground-based telescopes. The elliptical lensing galaxy is located 7 billion light-years away, and the lensed quasar is about 11 billion light-years distant.

Deep Fields, Gravitational Lensing, Medium Deep Survey, Observations, Survey


Credit: Kavan Ratnatunga (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and NASA