MS 1512-cB58

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MS 1512-cB58
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 15h 14m 22.2751s[1]
Declination+36° 36′ 25.674″[1]
Redshift2.7233 ± 0.0005[2]
Distance11.2 billion light years
(light travel distance)
Apparent magnitude (V)20.31[3]
Notable featurescD galaxy of the cluster ClG 1512+36
Other designations
CNOC MS 1512 101094, FIRST J151422.4+363620, Galaxy 1512-cB58, Galaxy cB 58, Galaxy cB58, MS 1512-cB58, RGB J1514+366, RX J1514.4+3636, SHV2006 1259
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

MS 1512-cB58 is a galaxy in the Boötes constellation. It is a starburst galaxy that is being strongly gravitationally lensed, magnifying its apparent size by 30−50 times.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Andrei, A. H.; et al. (October 2009), "The large quasar reference frame (LQRF). An optical representation of the ICRS", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 505 (1): 385–404, arXiv:0907.2403, Bibcode:2009A&A...505..385A, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200912041.
  2. ^ Yee, H. K. C.; et al. (May 1996), "A Proto-Galaxy Candidate at z=2.7 Discovered by its Young Stellar Population", Astronomical Journal, 111: 1783, arXiv:astro-ph/9602121, Bibcode:1996AJ....111.1783Y, doi:10.1086/117916.
  3. ^ a b "NED results for object MS 1512-cB58", NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database, NASA, retrieved 2015-10-26.
  4. ^ Teplitz, Harry I.; et al. (2004), "The Counterarc to MS 1512-cB58 and a Companion Galaxy", The Astrophysical Journal, 608 (1): 36–41, arXiv:astro-ph/0402519, Bibcode:2004ApJ...608...36T, doi:10.1086/420689.
  5. ^ Pettini, Max; et al. (2000), "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of MS 1512-CB58: An Insight into Lyman-Break Galaxies", The Astrophysical Journal, 528 (1): 96–107, arXiv:astro-ph/9908007, Bibcode:2000ApJ...528...96P, doi:10.1086/308176.

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