Kenneth I. Kellermann

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We have used the VLBA at 15 GHz to image the structure of 132 strong compact AGN and quasars with a resolution better than one milliarcsecond and a dynamic range typically exceeding 1000 to 1. These observations were made as part of a program to investigate the sub-parsec structure of quasars and AGN and to study the changes in their structure with time.(More)
High resolution radio observations remain the most direct way to study the formation and evolution of radio jets associated with the accretion onto massive black holes. We report preliminary results of our seven year VLBA observational program to understand the nature of relativistic beaming in blazars and the surrounding environment of massive black holes.(More)
  • N. S. Kardashev, V. V. Khartov, V. V. Abramov, V. Yu. Avdeev, A. V. Alakoz, Yu. A. Aleksandrov +57 others
  • 2013
153 154 KARDASHEV et al. Abstract—The Russian Academy of Sciences and Federal Space Agency, together with the participation of many international organizations, worked toward the launch of the RadioAstron orbiting space observatory with its onboard 10-m reflector radio telescope from the Baikonur cosmodrome on July 18, 2011. Together with some of the(More)
Nearly simultaneous VLBA observations of 3C 84, the radio source associated with NGC 1275, have been made at multiple frequencies to study the free-free absorption of the northern, or " counterjet " , feature found by Walker, Romney, and Benson (1994) and by Vermeulen, Readhead, and Backer (1994). Our observations confirm that the spectra are consistent(More)
We report further results from our imaging survey at 15 GHz (λ=2 cm) with the Very Long Baseline Array. This paper presents single epoch images for 39 sources, bringing the total number of objects in the sample to 171. Our sample is representative of a complete unbiased sample and it will be used for statistical analysis of source properties. We compare the(More)
We report new 2 cm VLBA images of the inner radio jet of M87 showing a limb brightened structure and unambiguous evidence for a faint 3 mas long counter-feature which also appears limb brightened. Multi-epoch observations of seven separate jet features show typical speeds of less than a few percent of the speed of light, despite the highly asymmetric jet(More)
The Hermes satellite, a joint Canadian-American program, has been used to provide a communication channel between radio telescopes in West Virginia and Ontario, for very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI). This system makes possible instantaneous correlation of the data as well as a sensitivity substantially better than that of earlier VLBI systems, by(More)
We review the observations of rapid flux density variations in compact radio sources, and discuss the inverse Compton limit to the maximum brightness temperature of incoherent synchrotron sources in comparison with recent VLBA observations. The apparent agreement of the theoretical brightness temperature limit due to inverse Compton cooling and the(More)