3C 79

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3C 79
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Constellation Aries
Right ascension 03h 09m 59.70s[1]
Declination +17° 05′ 58.0″[1]
Redshift 0.2559[2]
Distance 2.9 billion light-years
(Light travel time)[2]
3.2 billion light-years
Type Sy2[2]
FR II[2]
narrow-line radio galaxy[3]
Apparent dimensions (V) 0.25´X0.19´
Apparent magnitude (V) 19.0[2]
Other designations
DA 93, LEDA 1524618, 3C 79, 4C 16.07, PGC 1524618, QSO B0307+169
See also: Quasar, List of quasars

3C 79 is a Seyfert Galaxy[1] located in the constellation Aries. The extended emission-line region (EELR) is almost certainly photoionized by the hidden quasar.[3]


  1. ^ a b c SIMBAD
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for 3C 079. Retrieved 2006-10-26. 
  3. ^ a b Fu, Hai; Stockton, Alan (2008). "The Host Galaxy and the Extended Emission-Line Region of the Radio Galaxy 3C 79". The Astrophysical Journal. 677 (1): 79–91. Bibcode:2008ApJ...677...79F. arXiv:0712.4145Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/529015. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 

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