Bayesian Accretion Modeling: Axisymmetric Equatorial Emission in the Kerr Spacetime

  title={Bayesian Accretion Modeling: Axisymmetric Equatorial Emission in the Kerr Spacetime},
  author={Daniel C. M. Palumbo and Zachary Gelles and Paul Tiede and Dominic O. Chang and Dominic W. Pesce and Andrew Chael and Michael D. Johnson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced images of two supermassive black holes, Messier 87* (M 87*) and Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). The EHT collaboration used these images to indirectly constrain black hole parameters by calibrating measurements of the sky-plane emission morphology to images of general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) simulations. Here, we develop a model for directly constraining the black hole mass, spin, and inclination through signatures of lensing, redshift… 
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