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Quasars

40 Brightest Quasars (ACNs)

Quasars are super-bright galaxy nuclei caused by actively feeding supermassive black holes in their center. Most quasars discovered are extremely distant and hence extremely old. These are the 40 brightest quasars that can be found with relatively moderately-sized (8-inch to 12-inch) telescopes.

      1. Quasar / Magnitude (m)
      2. Constellation/Season
      1. VV96 J00240.9+252508   (15.06m)
      2. Andromeda  (Fall)
      1. Mrk 478   (14.58m)
      2. Bootes  (Summer)
      1. PB 1732   (14.99m)
      2. Bootes  (Summer)
      1. IRAS 13349+2438   (15.00m)
      2. Bootes  (Summer)
      1. PG 1448+273   (15.01m)
      2. Bootes  (Summer)
      1. IRAS 01072-0348   (13.00m)
      2. Cetus  (Winter)
      1. PKS 0219-164   (15.00m)
      2. Cetus  (Winter)
      1. KUV 18217+6419   (14.24m)
      2. Draco  (Summer)
      1. PG 1351+640   (14.28m)
      2. Draco  (Summer)
      1. PG 1634+706   (14.66m)
      2. Draco  (Summer)
      1. PG 1700+518   (15.10m)
      2. Draco  (Summer)
      1. Ohio F-109   (14.86m)
      2. Eridanus  (Winter)
      1. MS 03180-1937   (14.86m)
      2. Eridanus  (Winter)
      1. IRAS 17596+4221   (14.50m)
      2. Hercules  (Summer)
      1. PG 1718+481   (14.60m)
      2. Hercules  (Summer)
      1. HE 1029-1401   (13.86m)
      2. Hydra  (Spring)
      1. BL Lac   (14.72m)
      2. Lacerta  (Fall)
      1. TON 1388   (14.72m)
      2. Leo  (Spring)
      1. PGC 36264   (14.90m)
      2. Leo  (Spring)
      1. MS 15198-0633   (14.90m)
      2. Libra  (Summer)
      1. B3 0754+395   (14.36m)
      2. Lynx  (Spring)
      1. TON 951   (14.50m)
      2. Lynx  (Spring)
      1. HB89 2130+099   (14.64m)
      2. Pegasus  (Fall)
      1. Mrk 304   (14.66m)
      2. Pegasus  (Fall)
      1. UGC 545   (14.03m)
      2. Pisces  (Fall)
      1. 3C 273   (12.85m)
      2. Virgo  (Spring)
      1. Mrk 1383   (14.87m)
      2. Virgo  (Spring)
      1. Mrk 1320   (15.00m)
      2. Virgo  (Spring)



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