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published by Emil Neata
This article briefly describes the discovery of quasars, what they are, and how to find the famous quasar 3C 273 in the night sky with a good backyard telescope. The page includes an optical image of the quasar and a link to a finder map for amateur astronomers to reference.
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- Galaxies
= Active Galaxies
- Instrumentation
= Telescopes
- Informal Education
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image credit: Wikimedia Commons; image source; larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from February 1, 2011 until March 12, 2011. View the feature here!

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© 2006 Emil Neata
astronomy, quasars
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Metadata instance created February 8, 2011 by Raina Khatri
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