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 (3C 249.1 as example)
How you can help
We are welcome bug reports, feature requests and feedback through the usual channels (trackers, forums and so on).