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

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Akiyama, K.; Alberdi, A.; Alef, W.; Asada, K.; Azulay, R.; Baczko, A-K; Ball, D.; Balokovic, M.; Barrett, J.; Bintley, D.; Blackburn, L.; Boland, W.; Bouman, K. L.; Bower, G. C.; Bremer, M.; Brinkerink, C. D.; Brissenden, R.; Britzen, S.; Broderick, A. E.; Broguiere, D.; Bronzwaer, T.; Byun, D-Y; Carlstrom, J. E.; Chael, A.; Chan, C-K; Chatterjee, S.; Chatterjee, K.; Chen, M-T; Chen, Y.; Cho, I.; ... view all 215 authors
  • Subject: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics, black hole physics, galaxies: individual (M87), galaxies: jets, techniques: high angular resolution, techniques: image processing, techniques: interferometric, SELF-CALIBRATION, HIGH-RESOLUTION, JET, INTERFEROMETRY, RECONSTRUCTION, IMPLEMENTATION, DECONVOLUTION, PRINCIPLES, MOTION

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 “... View more