Widefield image of the Lynx quasar complete with background galaxies:

Noel has just completed processing a widefield image of the region in which the quasar APM08279+5255 resides.  The image is composed of 28 sub-exposures using an exposure time of 6-minutes per sub.  This object used to hold the record as the most distant object ever imaged [it was in the Guinness book of Records] at nearly 13 billion light years.

You may recall we imaged this same object a couple of years ago using the Hyperstar/H9C combination.

Our latest widefield version captures many faint background galaxies that were outside the Hyperstar’s field of view.

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