SDSS J1106+1939

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SDSS J1106+1939
Artist’s impression of the huge outflow ejected from the quasar SDSS J1106+1939.jpg
An artist's impression of the huge matter outflow out of SDSS J1106+1939's nucleus.
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 11h 06m 44.9s[1]
Declination +19° 39′ 30″[1]
Redshift 3.0499[1]
Distance 11.57 billion light years (3.54 billion parsecs[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 19.47[1]
Notable features Huge matter outflow[3]
See also: Quasar, List of quasars

SDSS J1106+1939 (SDSS J110644.95+193930.6) is a quasar, notable for its energetic matter outflow.[3] It is the record holder for the most powerful matter outflow by a quasar. The engine is a supermassive black hole, pulling in matter at the rate of 400 solar masses per year[3] and ejecting it at the speed of 8,000 km/s.[3] The outflow produce a luminosity of 1046  ergs.[3] This makes the quasar more than two trillion times brighter than the Sun,[3] one of the most luminous quasars on record. The quasar has the visual magnitude of about ~19,[1] despite its extreme distance of 11 billion light years.[2] The outflow of matter from the quasar produces about 1/20 of its luminosity.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "SIMBAD query result". Basic data for SDSS J110644.95+193930.6. 
  2. ^ a b "Redshift-distance relation". redshift 3.0499 to distance parameter. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "European Southern Observatory". Biggest Black Hole Blast Discovered.