THE FIRST ACCURATE PARALLAX DISTANCE TO A BLACK HOLE

@article{MillerJones2009THEFA,
  title={THE FIRST ACCURATE PARALLAX DISTANCE TO A BLACK HOLE},
  author={J. Miller-Jones and P. Jonker and V. Dhawan and W. Brisken and M. Rupen and G. Nelemans and E. G. Nrao and Sron and Cfa and Nijmegen and Mit},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={706}
}
Using astrometric VLBI observations, we have determined the parallax of the black hole X-ray binary V404 Cyg to be 0.418 ± 0.024 mas, corresponding to a distance of 2.39 ± 0.14 kpc, significantly lower than the previously accepted value. This model-independent estimate is the most accurate distance to a Galactic stellar-mass black hole measured to date. With this new distance, we confirm that the source was not super-Eddington during its 1989 outburst. The fitted distance and proper motion… Expand

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