CFHQS J2329-0301

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CFHQS J2329-0301
Observation data (Epoch J2000.0)
Constellation Pisces
Right ascension 23h 29m 08s
Declination −03° 01′ 58″
Redshift 6.43
Distance 12.7 Gly (3.9 Gpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 21.7
Other designations
CFHQS J2329-0301 , CFHQS J232908-030158
See also: Quasar, List of quasars

CFHQS J2329-0301 is a quasar discovered in 2007 by the Canada-France-Hawaii High-z Quasar Survey (CHFQS) using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Until the discovery of ULAS J1120+0641 on June 2011, it was the farthest known quasar with a light travel distance of about 12.7 billion light years from Earth. Because it is very bright, its light can be used to determine the properties of the gas in front of it. The black hole powering the quasar is thought to have about 500 million solar masses.[1]

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Preceded by
SDSS J114816.64+525150.3
Most distant quasar
2007 — 2011
Succeeded by
ULAS J1120+0641