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Observing—and Imaging—Active Galactic Nuclei with the Event Horizon Telescope

Fish, Vincent L. and Akiyama, Kazunori and Bouman, Katherine L. and Chael, Andrew A. and Johnson, Michael D. and Doeleman, Sheperd S. and Blackburn, Lindy and Wardle, John F. C. and Freeman, William T. (2016) Observing—and Imaging—Active Galactic Nuclei with the Event Horizon Telescope. Galaxies, 4 (4). Art. No. 54. ISSN 2075-4434.

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Originally developed to image the shadow region of the central black hole in Sagittarius A* and in the nearby galaxy M87, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) provides deep, very high angular resolution data on other active galactic nucleus (AGN) sources too. The challenges of working with EHT data have spurred the development of new image reconstruction algorithms. This work briefly reviews the status of the EHT and its utility for observing AGN sources, with emphasis on novel imaging techniques that offer the promise of better reconstructions at 1.3 mm and other wavelengths.

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Fish, Vincent L.0000-0002-7128-9345
Akiyama, Kazunori0000-0002-9475-4254
Bouman, Katherine L.0000-0003-0077-4367
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Johnson, Michael D.0000-0002-4120-3029
Doeleman, Sheperd S.0000-0002-9031-0904
Freeman, William T.0000-0002-2231-7995
Additional Information:© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0). Received: 11 July 2016 / Revised: 13 October 2016 / Accepted: 15 October 2016 / Published: 27 October 2016. (This article belongs to the Special Issue Blazars through Sharp Multi-wavelength Eyes). This work is made possible by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Author Contributions: Vincent L. Fish wrote most of the article, with text and figure contributions from Kazunori Akiyama on BSSpM, from Katherine L. Bouman on CHIRP, and from Andrew A. Chael on Polarimetric MEM. All named authors of this work contributed to one or more of these imaging techniques (as listed in the references) and/or to the validation described in Section 2.5. The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Subject Keywords:galaxies: jets; galaxy: center; techniques: high angular resolution; techniques: image processing; techniques: interferometric
Issue or Number:4
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Official Citation:Fish, V.L.; Akiyama, K.; Bouman, K.L.; Chael, A.A.; Johnson, M.D.; Doeleman, S.S.; Blackburn, L.; Wardle, J.F.C.; Freeman, W.T.; The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. Observing—and Imaging—Active Galactic Nuclei with the Event Horizon Telescope. Galaxies 2016, 4, 54.
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