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Event Horizon Telescope

(growing VLBI network)

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is an initiative to use radio telescopes around the world to study the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A* at the galactic center of the Milky Way, using Earth-sized VLBI, with the goal of resolving the black hole's event horizon. A second black hole, at the center of M87 is also a target. Images are collected once a year when the geometry is right to view the targets. The goal is baselines in multiple directions on the order of 12000km, as large as can be done from the ground, and appropriate telescopes are recruited toward reaching this goal. The first image was taken in 2006.

666μm450GHz1.9meVbeginEvent Horizon Telescope
1.4mm230GHz951μeVendEvent Horizon Telescope

Referenced by:
angular resolution
Greenland Telescope (GLT)
very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI)