Looking Into Space, When Do We Start Looking Into The Past?

While observing an astronomical event at a far away distance from Earth, can we consider the events captured by our strongest telescope happening at an earlier time (past event) being captured by the devices (due to the large distance from Earth) or nearly real-time event (with time in reference to that on Earth)?
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It depends very much on how far away you’re looking! Most things out there could be considered “a far away distance”, even when we’re dealing with objects within our own solar system...

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