A DISPLACED SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE IN M87

@article{Batcheldor2010ADS,
  title={A DISPLACED SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE IN M87},
  author={Daniel Batcheldor and Andrew Robinson and David J. Axon and Eric S. Perlman and David Merritt},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={717},
  pages={L6 - L10}
}
Isophotal analysis of M87, using data from the Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveals a projected displacement of 6.8 ± 0.8 pc (∼0.″1) between the nuclear point source (presumed to be the location of the supermassive black hole, SMBH) and the photo-center of the galaxy. The displacement is along a position angle of 307° ± 17° and is consistent with the jet axis. This suggests the active SMBH in M87 does not currently reside at the galaxy center of mass, but is displaced in the counter-jet… 

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