# Black hole formation as seen by a distant observer [duplicate]

Is black hole formation observable for a distant observer in finite amount of time? Specifically, let's take uniform non rotating distribution of 10 solar masses within solar radius, assume no outward pressure, and calculate its gravitational collapse. I assume distant observer would never witness complete formation of black hole with event horizon corresponding to entire 10 solar masses. What would be observable in finite amount of time, then? For example, would there be a black hole with smaller radius, while the rest of mass is still falling into its event horizon?