The Quasars plugin provides visualization of some quasars brighter than 16 visual magnitude. A catalogue of quasars compiled from "Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei" (13th Ed.) (Veron+ 2010).
Example (3C 249.1, also known as LEDA 2821945 or 4C 77.09):
Using the Quasars plugin
- Enable the tool by clicking the tool-bar button "Load at startup"
- Find the quasar by their designation ( as example)
How you can help
We are welcome bug reports, feature requests and feedback through the usual channels (trackers, forums and so on).