What it Takes to Image a Black Hole

What does it take to capture an image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy? This video explains how the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) works, and how astronomers managed to create one massive Earth-sized telescope big enough to “see” at the edge of black holes.



Directed by: Martin Wallner and Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet and Martin Wallner.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Martin Wallner, Giulio Mazzolo and Bárbara Ferreira.
Narration: Colin Griffiths-Brown.
Stellardrone — Ethereal/Open Cluster and Azul Cobalto.
Footage and photos
: ESO, EHT Collaboration, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Digitized Sky Survey 2, VISTA, VVV Survey/D. Minniti DSS, Nogueras-Lara et al., Schoedel, NACO, GRAVITY Collaboration,NASA, ESA/Hubble, RadioAstron, De Gasperin et al., Kim et al., mediomix, IRAM/Diverticimes/Cinedia, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, BlackHoleCam/Radboud University/JordyDavelaar et al./Cristian Afker/Cafker Productions, M. Moscibrodzka, Glen Petitpas/SMA, H. Zodet, C. Malin (christophmalin.com), LMT/INAOE Archive, Thalia Traianou (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy), Space Engine (spaceengine.org), William Montgomerie/JCMT/EAO, Robert Schwarz (www.antarctic-adventures.de), Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF, SMT/University of Arizona by Bob Demers /©2019 Arizona Board of Regents, Junhan Kim (Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona) and B. Tafreshi (twanight.org).
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico. 

About the Video

Release date:12 May 2022, 15:07
Related releases:eso2208-eht-mw
Duration:07 m 05 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Black hole
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Quasars and Black Holes

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