First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. IV. Imaging the Central Supermassive Black Hole

Article, Preprint English OPEN
The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration;
(2019)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab0e85
  • Subject: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | Space and Planetary Science | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | black hole physics | Astronomy and Astrophysics | interferometric [techniques] | Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | high angular resolution [techniques] | 115 Astronomy and space science | individual (M87) [galaxies] | jets [galaxies] | image processing [techniques]

We present the first Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) images of M87, using observations from April 2017 at 1.3 mm wavelength. These images show a prominent ring with a diameter of ∼40 μas, consistent with the size and shape of the lensed photon orbit encircling the "shadow... View more