AstroCon 2004

AL • AAVSO • ALPO • ASP

Our logo — “Einstein's Cross”

Did you guess what it was? This is a famous example of gravitational lensing. A foreground galaxy core in the center of the image is lensing the light from a distant quasar into four separate visible lights.

Einstein's Cross, gravitational lens G2237+0305, was imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 using ESA's Faint Object Camera. This is the image we used for our logo, along with the full story from the Hubble and EAS archives.

We felt it was the perfect example of how our love and enthusiasm for astronomy brings into focus the members of our various astronomical organizations.

 

 

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