Object name: QSO0957+561
Designation(s): QSO0957+561, TWIN_QUASARS,
In my entry of NGC 3079, I mentioned a nearby twin quasar just out of the field. Einstein's concept of gravity is a warping of space-time by an object with mass says that if you have a great enough mass it can deflect light much like a lens can bend light. This is called a "gravitational lens". Astronomers searched for decades but didn't turn up much. As scopes could go farther and farther into space a few candidates turned up. Some were seen and not recognized. This is an image of one of these unrecognized gravitational lenses. The first picture shows NGC 3079 at the very bottom with a "double star" circled. This is no star, however.
Related Designation(s):1RXS J100121.5+555351, 6C B095757.6+560821, 7C 0957+5608, 87GB 095758.5+560808, 87GB[BWE91] 0957+5608, 8C 0958+561, AX J1001+5555, E 0957+561, IERS B0957+561, LQAC 150+055 010, MS 0957.9+5607, NGC 3079:[PTV98] H09, NGC 3079:[PTV98] P12, NVSS J100121+555355, QSO0957+561, RGB J1001+558C, RIXOS F252_031, RX J1001.3+5553, RX J1001.3+5553:[BEV98] 001, RX J100120.3+555349, RX J100120.6+555355, SBS 0957+561, SDSS J100120.69+555355.6, TWIN QUASAR, TWIN QUASARS, TXS 0957+561, VLSS J1001.3+5553, WB J1001+5553, WIBRaLS J1001+5553, WISE J100120.68+555355.4, [HB89] 0957+561, [JBB2007] J100120.69+555355.6 , [RLH2011] J1001+5553, [WB92] 0957+5608, [YGK80] 0957+561,