協辦單位
NMNS
協辦單位
ASIAA
贊助單位
MOST
會徽Logo
名稱Title
2019天文年會
國立自然科學博物館
5月17日至19日

論文摘要

Event Horizon Telescope Imaging of the Black Hole Shadow in M87

[ Oral ]

Koay, Jun Yi, Kevin, (ASIAA)

The first results from the Event Horizon Telescope revealed the first images of the shadow of a supermassive black hole, observed in the centre of galaxy M87. In this talk, I briefly describe the observations, data processing, imaging, and interpretation of the results. The image of the shadow confines 6.5 billion solar masses, consistent with the stellar dynamical mass, within the photon orbit of the black hole. This provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes.