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Event Horizon Telescope

Post by dyqik » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:41 pm

PBS documentary segment on the Event Horizon Telescope observations, filmed at our telescope in Hawaii.

https://www.pbs.org/video/it-takes-a-vi ... le-khzojs/

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Re: Event Horizon Telescope

Post by Gfamily » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:06 pm

dyqik wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:41 pm
PBS documentary segment on the Event Horizon Telescope observations, filmed at our telescope in Hawaii.

https://www.pbs.org/video/it-takes-a-vi ... le-khzojs/
Nice, I shall watch that later.

I gave a talk to our Astro Society about the 1919 Eclipse and its role in the proof of General Relativity, and included a section on the EHT imaging of the M87 Black Hole

This gives a sense of the imaging resolution - the inset in the top image would be about 0.6 mm at arms length.
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Re: Event Horizon Telescope

Post by dyqik » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:16 pm

While the resolution at the bottom is about 0.6 mm at a distance equal to the radius of the earth. Or the distance between London and Chicago.
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Re: Event Horizon Telescope

Post by Gfamily » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:18 pm

dyqik wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:16 pm
While the resolution at the bottom is about 0.6 mm at a distance equal to the radius of the earth. Or the distance between London and New York.
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