Let $J_1$ be the Bessel function of the first kind and let $H_1(x) = \frac{J_1(|x|)}{|x|}$ for $n = 1$. Define the operator $Tf(x) = (f * H_1)(x)$ from $L^2$ to $L^2$.

Since the $H_1$-function is the Fourier transform of something it must be in $L^2$, so we have a Hilbert-Schmidt operator which is in this case self-adjoint and compact, so the spectral theorem applies which for example says all the eigenvalues form a countable set, are real and go to zero.

What I am now interested in is the largest eigenvalue of $T$. What theorem or method could I try to obtain this? (I don't need a full solution, just a hint would suffice).