RESOLVING THE INNER JET STRUCTURE OF 1924-292 WITH THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE
Author(s)Fish, Vincent L.; Weintroub, Jonathan; Bower, Geoffrey C.; Freund, Robert; Friberg, Per; Ho, Paul T. P.; Honma, Mareki; Inoue, Makoto; Krichbaum, Thomas P.; Marrone, Daniel P.; Moran, James M.; Oyama, Tomoaki; Plambeck, Richard; Primiani, Rurik; Shen, Zhi-Qiang; Tilanus, Remo P. J.; Wright, Melvyn; Young, Ken H.; Ziurys, Lucy M.; Zensus, J. Anton; Lu, Rusen; Doeleman, Sheperd Samuel; ... Show more Show less
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We present the first 1.3 mm (230 GHz) very long baseline interferometry model image of an active galactic nucleus (AGN) jet using closure phase techniques with a four-element array. The model image of the quasar 1924-292 was obtained with four telescopes at three observatories: the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the Arizona Radio Observatory's Submillimeter Telescope in Arizona, and two telescopes of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy in California in 2009 April. With the greatly improved resolution compared with previous observations and robust closure phase measurement, the inner jet structure of 1924-292 was spatially resolved. The inner jet extends to the northwest along a position angle of –53° at a distance of 0.38 mas from the tentatively identified core, in agreement with the inner jet structure inferred from lower frequencies, and making a position angle difference of ~80° with respect to the centimeter jet. The size of the compact core is 0.15 pc with a brightness temperature of 1.2 × 10[superscript 11] K. Compared with those measured at lower frequencies, the low brightness temperature may argue in favor of the decelerating jet model or particle-cascade models. The successful measurement of closure phase paves the way for imaging and time resolving Sgr A* and nearby AGNs with the Event Horizon Telescope.
The Astrophysical Journal. Letters
Lu, Ru-Sen, Vincent L. Fish, Jonathan Weintroub, Sheperd S. Doeleman, Geoffrey C. Bower, Robert Freund, Per Friberg, et al. “RESOLVING THE INNER JET STRUCTURE OF 1924-292 WITH THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE.” The Astrophysical Journal 757, no. 1 (September 4, 2012): L14. © 2012 The American Astronomical Society
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