Helena Observatory,   North Alton, NS

BZQ J1424+2256 Quasar

01-Mar-2024 14:01 AST 01-Mar-2024 18:01 UTC

BZQ J1424+2256 Quasar, 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.